Tech giant Microsoft Corp on Friday filed a lawsuit against Japanese electronics company Kyocera Corp over the issue of patent infringement.
Microsoft has accused the Japanese firm’s Hydro, Duraforce and Brigadier cell phone lines of infringing upon seven of its patents.
The company asked a Seattle federal judge for imposing an American sales injunction against the infringing products of Kyocera, as per the lawsuit.
David Howard, deputy general counsel of Microsoft, in a statement said, “We respect Kyocera but we believe they need to license the patented technology they are using. We’re hopeful this case can be resolved amicably.”
In the lawsuit, Microsoft has accused Kyocera of using its popular patented technology, including text messaging and location services.
A Kyocera representative was not available for immediate comment over the development.
The phones by Kyocera run on the popular Google Inc.’s Android operating system. Microsoft enjoys several secured patent licensing agreements with a number of Android handset makers, such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, HTC Corp and LG Electronics Inc.
As per the court documents, the patents cover a broad range of mobile technologies that the American company says are violated by several devices based on Android.
The case has been filed in the US District Court at Western District of Washington.