Microsoft loses mapping patent tussle in German fight with Google and Motorola

Last updated on September 8th, 2018

Germany’s Federal Patent Court has struck down a contended Microsoft mapping patent, leaving Google and Motorola, as well as other smartphone providers, free to use the technology without licensing agreements in the country. Microsoft argued that both Motorola Mobility, with its Android devices, and Google, with its Maps service and applications, had infringed on a mapping patent it owns.
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