Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against Barnes & Noble for their use of the Android operating system being used in their Nook and Nook Color. I haven’t really followed the previous lawsuits with Android and how they infringe on Microsoft’s copyrights, but apparently, they have come to agreements with others.
Other users of Android, including smartphone maker HTC, have licensed the Microsoft technology, Gutierrez noted. "We have tried for over a year to reach licensing agreements with Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec," he said. "Their refusals to take licenses leave us no choice but to bring legal action to defend our innovations and fulfill our responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard the billions of dollars we invest each year to bring great software products and services to market."