Looking for details on Microsoft's Android patents
September 29, 2011 7:12 AM Subscribe
What patents does Microsoft own related to Android and where did those patents originate?
posted by mullacc to technology (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I haven't had much luck wading through all the noise out there, so I'm hoping someone here has the details I'm wondering about.
How did MSFT come to own the patents in question?
Where did these patents come from originally and how have they been used previously (or not)?
Were some of these patents part of the Nortel deal?
Are the patents explicitly related to Android or just the means by which Android accomplishes certain tasks?
And if the later is true, why wouldn't these patents also apply to iOS or other mobile operating systems?