You might remember a while back when HTC got some flack for violating a number of Microsoft’s patents in their implementation of Google Android on their Android phones. Microsoft and HTC settled the dispute with a deal where HTC would have to pay Microsoft a certain amout of licensing fees for every Android phone that they sold.
Now it’s Motorola’s turn, as Microsoft has decided to sue them for patent infringement now. We can probably imagine that Microsoft was trying to work out a deal for the patent licensing in the same way that they did with HTC, however it looks like Motorola has gone rogue by implementing Microsoft technologies without permission and refuses to pay up.
Or, do you think Microsoft just decided to sue Motorola instead of charging licensing fees because Motorola didn’t partner with them for Windows Phone 7?