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Gemalto sues Google, HTC, Motorola, Samsung over Android

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Oct 2010 18:14 User comments (3)

Gemalto sues Google, HTC, Motorola, Samsung over Android The digital security firm Gemalto has sued Google, HTC, Motorola and Samsung today over a patent related to the Android mobile operating system.
More specifically, Gemalto is suing over a patent relating to the JavaCard, a technology which allows for Java apps to run on SIM cards.

Says the company, via Mash: "Gemalto is recognized as a pioneer and ground-breaking contributor to the JavaCard [sic] , one of the devices for which the patented technologies were conceived."

Earlier this year, Oracle sued Google over Java and IP law, claiming that the search giant "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property" when creating Android.

From different fronts, Microsoft has recently sued Motorola over patent infringement related to Android, and Apple has sued HTC over the same thing.

Expect more lawsuits to come as Android continues to grow exponentially.

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3 user comments

126.10.2010 19:11

Seems like everyone wants to get down on androids case since it rapidly growing. So much for open source huh...

227.10.2010 9:39

very smart to wait for the market to develop the demand for Android. I think there will be a BIG settlement.

Forza Juve!!

327.10.2010 9:39


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Oct 2010 @ 9:40

Forza Juve!!

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