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Gemalto Sues Google, HTC, Samsung Over Java Card Technology

Oct 27, 2010, 11:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Campbell)

"Gemalto NV sued Google Inc. and phonemakers HTC Corp., Motorola Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., claiming the Android mobile-phone operating system used its technology without permission.

"The manufacturer of digital-security technology filed the patent-infringement suit against the companies in Texas federal court on Oct. 22, according to the complaint. Gemalto said the development platform for Android improperly includes its Java Card technology, which allows software written in Java and other "high-level programming languages" to run on mobile phones.

"Google's Android is now the most popular operating system for smartphones in the U.S., with Apple Inc.'s iOS and Research in Motion Inc.'s Blackberry platforms tied for second place, Nielsen Co. said earlier this month."

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