Microsoft Smartphone Patent Obvious, Google Tells Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 7:28 PM ET) -- Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility LLC struck back in the Federal Circuit on Wednesday against accusations from the International Trade Commission and Microsoft Corp. that its imported mobile devices infringe on a Microsoft smartphone patent, saying the patented technology was an obvious extension of existing software.

According to Motorola, Microsoft's patent for ActiveSync technology — which coordinates a user's calendar appointments and other information between a cellphone and personal computer — is a retreading of claims Microsoft made in patents for preceding software, and that someone with...
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