High-tech giants and a story about another legal battle between them (yawn).
A lawsuit by Google against Microsoft, claiming that Microsoft infringed upon patented technology, has been dropped, according to a report from Reuters.
The Google-owned Motorola Mobility had accused Microsoft of dipping into its patent technology to produce its Xbox. However, don’t expect the two big techies to run off into the sunset together just yet. There are other conflicts to be resolved between the two.
"We're pleased that Google has finally withdrawn these claims for exclusion orders (sales bans) against Microsoft, and hope that it will now withdraw similar claims pending in other jurisdictions," David Howard, Microsoft's deputy general counsel, said in an emailed statement.