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Motorola settles patent suit with Janam Technologies

Santa came early
Thu Dec 09 2010, 11:26

MOBILE PHONE OUTFIT Motorola has reached a settlement agreement with Janam Technologies over alleged patent infringement.

Motorola and Janam are obviously full of Christmas spirit as both companies have decided to enter the settlement this December. The deal settles all the outstanding intellectual property claims between the two companies.

Back in 2008 Motorola subsidiary Symbol Technologies filed a patent lawsuit against Janam. The lawsuit was related to mobile computing technology. Symbol Technologies alleged that Janam was infringing its patents registered for mobile computing, wireless technology and laser- and imaging-based barcode scanning.

However, the settlement now ends all pending litigation between the companies. Janam has been forced to sign up for a royalty-bearing license under Symbol's patents. This means that Janam also has to put its future mobile computing technology under the nose of Motorola first to get approval

"We are delighted to put this legal dispute behind us, and we believe the royalties due to Motorola under the settlement are reasonable given Motorola's vast patent portfolio," said Janam co-founder Ron Goldman.

"We are pleased to have reached an amicable business resolution outside the courts," added Motorola SVP Bob Sanders.

"This settlement adds Janam to the very long list of Symbol licensees and validates yet again the strength of Symbol's pioneering intellectual property based on decades of R&D investment and innovation."

Motorola will be pleased that a patent infringement case has gone its way. In November the mobile phone vendor got involved in an ongoing patents war with Microsoft over the Android OS and other mobile technology. It is also under investigation by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) after Microsoft filed a complaint about patents. µ


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