Motorola has countersued Microsoft, in press statement, Motorol said its “subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, Inc. has filed complaints against Microsoft with the U.S. District Courts for Southern District of Florida and Western District of Wisconsin alleging infringement of 16 patents by Microsoft’s PC and Server software, Windows mobile software and Xbox products.”
Motorola patents directed to PC and Server software relate to Windows OS, digital video coding, email technology including Exchange, Messenger and Outlook, Windows Live instant messaging and object oriented software architecture. Motorola patents directed to Windows mobile software relate to Windows Marketplace, Bing maps and object oriented software architecture. Motorola patents directed to Xbox relate to digital video coding, WiFi technology, and graphical passwords. Motorola Mobility has requested that Microsoft cease using Motorola’s patented technology and provide compensation for Microsoft’s past infringement.