ITC To Probe B&N's Nook After Microsoft Complaint

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed Tuesday to investigate Microsoft Corp.'s claims that Barnes & Noble Inc.'s e-reader infringes its patents by using Google Inc.'s Android operating system, despite the bookseller's argument that Microsoft is trying to squelch competition.

The probe — which also covers Foxconn Electronics Inc. and Inventec Corp., the companies that make the bookseller's Nook reader — comes as Microsoft is trying to compel device makers using Google's Android platform to participate in an industrywide patent licensing program amid a broader battle with...
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