Microsoft has announced
the filing of a lawsuit against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec,
alleging patent infringement in the Android-based Nook ebook reader.
"The patents at issue cover a range of functionality embodied in
Android devices that are essential to the user experience, including:
natural ways of interacting with devices by tabbing through various screens
to find the information they need; surfing the Web more quickly, and
interacting with documents and e-books.
" Information on the
specific patents involved is not yet available.
Update: ZDNet has a
list of the patents at issue.
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