The lawsuits are just piling up for Android, and this time it’s a relatively unheard-of chipmaker named Gemalto that has Google in its sights. However, HTC, Motorola and Samsung are also the target of this particular lawsuit as Gemalto contends that all the aforementioned parties are guilty of patent infringement.
The complaint in particular follows Apple’s and Oracle’s lawsuit, according to Reuters:
Gemalto said in a statement it filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for alleged infringement of its patented technologies in the open-source Android system and Dalvik operating environment.
The patented technologies were developed in the 1990’s at Gemalto’s research and development facilities in Texas, the statement said.
Unfortunately, the report doesn’t get into specifics, but it is similar to the Apple and Oracle lawsuits against HTC and Google, respectively:
Apple sued HTC over its Android phones in March followed by Oracle’s complaint against Google in August.
None of the involved parties were available for comment, but this will probably be another lawsuit that disappears into oblivion as far as the public is concerned, and HTC, Motorola, Samsung and Google may all end up settling in the end.