Don’t Sell Google
Google (GOOG) has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Nokia (NOK) and Microsoft (MSFT) claiming that Microsoft and Nokia as well as other technology companies are conspiring together to wage a patent war against Google and the Android software that powers Google’s smartphones. Google believes that proxy companies, owned by Microsoft and Nokia, have tried to stall manufacturing and development of Android smartphones by filing patent infringement lawsuits against Google. Google contends that companies are colluding together to gain market share of future smartphones. Currently, Nokia and Microsoft are teamed together to develop and build a smartphone that runs on Microsoft Windows Phone software. The latest market share numbers on smartphones had Google dominating worldwide with over 53%, Apple controls 15% and Microsoft only has about 2% of the smartphone market. Google has also mentioned that it will also pursue the allegations with U.S. regulators like the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.
Google and the Patent Infringement Wars
Currently patent infringement lawsuits are a hot topic in the litigation world and the technology world. Technology companies want to license patents in order to increase revenues through licensing fees. Companies like Nokia, Microsoft, Oracle (ORCL), Research In Motion (RIMM), Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility, which is now owned by Google, have brought a flurry of patent infringement lawsuits against competitors to gain an edge or stall development of application and software development.
Google wins against Oracle
It has been a week since Google was exonerated by Judge William Alsup with regards to Oracle’s patent and copyright infringement lawsuit.To continue reading, click here.