Sunday, May 15, 2011

Microsoft sues over Patents

Microsoft has initiated a suit against Barnes & Noble for allegedly infringing their patents. The Patents are being infringed in relation to the operational aspects of their Android based Nook e- reader. Other companies who have aided in the production of the Nook e- reader such as Foxconn and Inventec are also being sued by Microsoft.
Microsoft has claimed infringement in the method of interacting with the devices by means of using the tab function through various screens, functionality of surfing the web speedily as well as interaction functions with documents and e-books.
.Microsoft confirmed that they had tried to reach an agreement over the licencing with Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec, however refusal to take licences left them with no other alternative than to institute legal action.
Microsoft has previously taken legal recourse against Motorola over some patented features in their Android device.