Microsoft Patent is "Poster Child" of Obviousness, Says Motorola Mobility

Submitted by patentadmin on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:58

August 6, 2013 - Seeking to overturn an ITC-imposed import ban on its phones, Google's Motorola Mobility division is seeking to invalidate the patent that the banned phones were found to infringe.

Motorola Mobility attorney Charles Verhoeven said that "saying 'on a mobile device' is not an invention" and referred to the patent as the "poster child" of obviousness - common ideas applied to new devices and being patented as inventions.

The patent is part of Microsoft's ActiveSync software, and Motorola Mobility formerly licensed the patent before being acquired by Google.