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Microsoft sues Motorola in Germany over mapping patent

updated 08:35 pm EDT, Thu October 11, 2012

Patent involves overlaying two sets of data

Microsoft has filed suit against Motorola Mobility in Germany, alleging that Motorola's Google Maps app violates a patent Microsoft holds regarding the overlaying of map data. The suit names both Motorola Mobility and its German subsidiary, and it hearings in the regional court of Munich will start on Thursday according to ITworld. The suit is the latest turn in an ongoing patent struggle between the two companies, one that has seen Microsoft suffer some setbacks as well as a few victories.

According to the suit, some Motorola products with Google Maps infringe on a Microsoft-held patent describing a method of obtaining a map from one database, location data from another database, and overlaying the latter over the former.



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