Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Vertical sues LG, Samsung over Android app patents

updated 10:40 am EST, Wed November 17, 2010

Vertical claims LG and Samsung violate patents

Vertical Computer Systems has quietly sued LG and Samsung over allegedly violating its patents with their Android phones. The LG Ally, virtually all Samsung Galaxy S models and the Galaxy Tab all purportedly copy two patents for "generating web sites in an arbitrary object framework." Software developer Interwoven was also targeted by the lawsuit after it had filed its own complaint earlier.

The company has asked for an injunction against all of the companies and is looking for an unspecified amount of damages.

Vertical is rare among lawsuit filers in having actual products, including the Emily XML language, SiteFlash and ResponseFlash but has had a history of filing patent lawsuits, including against Microsoft. The new case was filed in the Eastern District of Texas in the Marshall division, a court region known to rule in favor of patent holders.

Android is currently facing many direct and indirect lawsuits, including from Apple, Gemalto, Microsoft and Oracle. Some of the complaints are strict patent claims, but many are attempts at hurting Android's competitiveness with rival platforms like iOS and Windows Phone.

Vertical sues Samsung, LG



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 range is a critical component in Samsung's flagging smartphone strategy. With sales of its high-end smartphones ...

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softball ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News