Microsoft Sets Sights On Google In German Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. said Friday that it plans to add Google Inc. to its German patent litigation against the Internet search giant's subsidiary Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. over technology related to Android's Google Maps application.

“It became necessary to add Google to this particular case because Motorola maintains that it lacks sufficient information about actions occurring on Google’s servers,” Microsoft said in an email. “We continue to hope Motorola will join the vast majority of Android device makers by licensing Microsoft’s patented inventions.”

Microsoft filed its latest...
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