Microsoft Sues Over B&N Reader
Microsoft Monday announced that it is suing Barnes and Noble and Foxconn, alleging that the Android ereader marketed by the companies violates Microsoft-held patents.
The suit was filed in both the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington. It followed an extended period of patent negotiations, Microsoft said.
“Other vendors, including HTC, a market leader in Android smartphones, have taken a license under this program, and we have tried for over a year to reach licensing agreements with Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec," Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property & Licensing, said in a statement.