engine - 4:14 pm on May 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Microsoft Wins Patent Dispute With Google's Motorola Mobility [bbc.co.uk]
A German court has ruled that Motorola Mobility infringed a Microsoft patent which allows long text messages to be divided into parts and then reassembled by receiving handsets.
It marks the first patent ruling against Google since it completed its takeover of Motorola.
Microsoft can now demand a German sales ban of Motorola products, although it signalled it would prefer a licence fee.
Google said it may appeal.