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Samsung and Google facing massive lawsuits over Android

Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony file 15 lawsuits against Android handset manufacturers in a joint effort to stall growth (NASDAQ:AAPL, NYSE:SNE, NASDAQ:MSFT, NASDAQ:GOOG, KRX:005930, NASDAQ:BBRY)

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Nov 5, 2013 4:26 am

On Halloween, the same day that Google launched its next-gen flagship, the Nexus 5," and Android 4.4 KitKat, several of the company's biggest rivals filed lawsuits against the company and some of its partners. This consortium of foes include Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Ericsson, and Sony.

 

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The filings include at least 15 lawsuits that claim that Google and its handset partners infringe on several patents that cover basic smartphone functionality including email and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. Some of the patents date all the way back to 2000, and it appears that Google and Samsung have known about the lawsuits since 2012. As past patent wars have shown, there will be no quick resolution to these claims, and the only ones who will win anything will be the lawyers who will spend the next month or years battling this out in conference rooms.

NEWS SOURCES:Gigaom.com

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