Paris – Gemalto, a France-based computer security firm, on
Monday filed patent infringement claims in the U.S. against Google (NASD: GOOG), HTC,
Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and Samsung, alleging Google’s Android operating system violates
Gemalto patents, Agence France-Presse reported.

"This lawsuit is necessary
to protect our investment in innovation," a Gemalto spokesman said in a
statement. "The technologies we develop and associated intellectual
property rights are essential to Gemalto’s future."

The company filed its
complaint in federal court in Texas, where it says the patented technologies in
question were developed at its research facilities there during the 1990s.

number of patent infringement claims have been lobbied in recent months over
mobile operating systems, with Apple, Oracle and Microsoft filing suits against
Android phone makers, while Motorola and Nokia have sued Apple, and Microsoft
and Apple have sued Motorola.


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