Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against Kyocera

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against Kyocera alleging that three of the Japanese company’s phones infringed seven Microsoft patents. According to a Reuters report, Microsoft has asked a federal judge in Seattle to impose a US sales injunction against Kyocera’s alleged infringing products.

Microsoft had previously said that it will adhere to the wishes of standards organisations and make its standard patents “available on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms” and has agreed patent licensing deals with a number of Android handset manufacturers, including Samsung, LG and HTC.

Reuters quoted a Microsoft spokesman as saying, “We respect Kyocera but we believe they need to license the patented technology they are using. We’re hopeful this case can be resolved amicably”.