Gemalto files Android patent lawsuit in U.S.

* Lawsuit targets Google, Motorola, HTC and Samsung

* Follows previous Android complaints by Apple, Oracle

* Google, Motorola, HTC, Samsung unavailable for comment

PARIS, Oct 25 (BestGrowthStock) – Chipmaker Gemalto (GTO.PA: ) said on
Monday it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google
(GOOG.O: ), and handset makers Motorola (MOT.N: ), HTC (2498.TW: ),
and Samsung [SAGR.UL] over the Android operating system.

Amsterdam-based Gemalto’s move follows previous patent suits
filed by U.S. technology groups Oracle (ORCL.O: ) and Apple
(AAPL.O: ) against Google’s Android as it gains in popularity.

Spokespeople from Google, Motorola, HTC and Samsung were
unavailable for immediate comment.

Gemalto said in a statement it filed the lawsuit in the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for alleged
infringement of its patented technologies in the open-source
Android system and Dalvik operating environment.

The patented technologies were developed in the 1990’s at
Gemalto’s research and development facilities in Texas, the
statement said.

There are a number of legal disputes in the smartphone
market as software companies and handset makers wrangle over who
deserves compensation for technology behind new devices which go
well beyond traditional mobile phones.

Apple sued HTC over its Android phones in March followed by
Oracle’s complaint against Google in August. Microsoft struck an
amicable licensing deal with HTC in April. [ID:nN27130435]
(Reporting by Lionel Laurent; Editing by Sharon Lindores)

Gemalto files Android patent lawsuit in U.S.