Microsoft has announced the filing of a lawsuit against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec, alleging patent infringement in the Android-based Nook ebook reader. "The patents at issue cover a range of functionality embodied in Android devices that are essential to the user experience, including: natural ways of interacting with devices by tabbing through various screens to find the information they need; surfing the Web more quickly, and interacting with documents and e-books." Information on the specific patents involved is not yet available.
March 22, 2011
Microsoft sues Barnes and Noble over Android
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