Analysis of Microsoft's Q4 2014 results


Xbox Video and Music are getting 'streamlined' says Nadella


Video of Microsoft's secret labs offers a look into the world of Surface

Windows Phone News

5.8 million Lumia smartphones sold this last quarter

General News

Microsoft generates $23.38 billion in revenue for FY14 Q4

General News

Microsoft focuses on design to unify separate platforms

General News

Microsoft to hold one big IT conference in May 2015 as they replace TechEd [Update]

Microsoft News

Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister of layoffs

General News

Google promises to fix Chrome bug on Windows, causing laptop batteries to drain


Putting the Microsoft job cuts into perspective

Microsoft News

Stephen Elop explains how recent job cuts will affect Microsoft's handset division

Microsoft News

Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs in the next year

Microsoft News

Microsoft layoffs allegedly happening tomorrow, will be largest in company history

Microsoft News

Microsoft widens its renewable energy commitment with wind farm deal in Illinois

Microsoft News

'Microsoft needs to change', says CEO Satya Nadella

Windows Phone News

Microsoft preventing new Lumia owners from changing the default search engine to Google [update]

Microsoft News

Microsoft set to lay off large amounts of staff in upcoming organizational changes


Is Microsoft readying a Lumia device that runs Android?

Microsoft News

Bought new Windows hardware? Trade in your old devices with Microsoft's Buy Back scheme

Microsoft News

Microsoft restores control of seized domains to No-IP


Court denies Google appeal against Microsoft's German injunction over multi-part text message interface


I know what you're thinking, "Oh, not more patents!" Believe me, we wish we could simply forget about the business altogether and focus on technology and innovation, but we're talking about multiple corporations here. Microsoft is battling it out against Google and are currently in a strong position. This has been reinforced with ZTE becoming the 20th company to have taken a royalty-bearing Android license. 

Today the Munich Higher Regional Court rejected Google's (Motorola) appeal against Microsoft's injunction against Motorola, which was granted back in 2012. The patent in question is EP1304891 on "communicating multi-part messages between cellular devices using a standardized interface." The lower court's ruling has now been affirmed by the appeals court and so the injunction remains in place for the foreseeable future.

This victory yet again deals a blow to Google and Microsoft appears to continue coming out on top for now. Android handset makers will not be looking to avoid paying Microsoft licensing fees, should they be required to do so, especially with the level of enforcement success the company has experienced thus far. Not really much to see here for the time being, folks.

Developing, as usual...

Source: FOSS Patents



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ktl88 says:

Come on MSFT! :)

mr toes says:

Normally i wouldnt encourage this but its against google so . . . .
Let the games begin!!!

deloa84 says:

Another one bites the dust...

A new image for a patent case? Thank Christ.

interopbyt says:

XD I liked both

cowboy620 says:

Ty msft good fight. Long live WP8.

Jazmac says:

F google. They want to talk "open" only when its convenient while they continuously steal from others. Thieves.

sumton says:

12.5 billion dollars for nothing LOL

exyaster says:

Now that we know this, MSFT should "multi-thread" Skype into the 'messaging' app.

addicusbrown says:

Best idea I've read in a while.

abel920 says:

They can run but they can't hide.

Ridlah says:

Let me just say this will probably reduce the chances of Google supporting windows phone with it's new Glass product coming out later.

Xbox smart glass and the new Xbox console are way better alternatives

mayur89 says:

lol!!!! :D bloody google!!!!;!! :D

I hope all this money Microsoft gets from Google OEM's gets reinvested into the Windows Phone platform.