- Motorola Mobility (GOOG +1.2%) loses an appeal to invalidate Microsoft's (MSFT +0.4%) mobile calendar synchronization patent in a ruling handed down by a Washington Appellate court. The original decision led to an injunction against imports of certain Motorola models into the U.S.
- Bloomberg notes "The case is part of a broader argument by ... Microsoft that Google's market-dominant Android mobile phone operating system uses its technology. Motorola Mobility ... is one of the biggest holdouts from an Android licensing program that Microsoft started three years ago."
- Adding an interesting twist: Nokia's devices division has been developing a low-cost Android model of its own even though its acquisition by Microsoft prohibits the unit from selling phones running the operating system until 2016.
Court rules against Motorola appeal of Microsoft calendar synchronization patent
Dec 16 2013, 13:49 ET