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08-18-2012, 03:49 AM #1
Motorola Claims Apple Infringed Seven of their Patents
Google-owned Motorola recently filed its second U.S. International Trade Commission suit against Apple. The filing claimed that the iPhone, iPad, and certain Mac computers infringed on Motorola patents on features including location reminders, e-mail notification, and phone/video players. Although the details are scarce, Bloomberg noted that the ITC suit could result in a U.S. import ban of Apple products using the patents Motorola claims are being infringed upon. The exact patents and allegations on the other hand remain unknown as the filing has not yet been made available to the public.
The new ITC filing is the second complaint from Motorola, with the first stemming from failed licensing negotiations back from 2010.Apple entered counter-claims by stating that Google Android handsets, including those made by Motorola, copy the company’s patents instead of the situation being vice versa. The countersuit ended up failing and Motorola was cleared of the charges in March. Apple is currently in the process of appealing the ruling. As of right now, the ITC is set to rule on a review of an April finding where Trade Judge Thomas Pender deemed that Apple violated one of the four Motorola patents in question. The full commission’s decision is expected to be handed down on August 24.
Motorola issued a statement regarding the situation which stated the following: “We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations." Apple didn’t issue an official response to the matter though so we’ll have to wait and see what will come of the ordeal.
08-18-2012, 03:51 AM #2
Will all these court battles over patent infringement ever stop?
08-18-2012, 05:42 AM #3
Come on !!!
08-18-2012, 06:36 AM #4
It's like "hey other companies are getting money off of this, let's try it out!"
08-18-2012, 06:40 AM #5
08-18-2012, 09:13 AM #6
That's all everything is now a days money, money,money, money! If you can't earn it? Then sue someone. Pretty sad!
08-18-2012, 09:55 AM #7
VIDEO PLAYERS? WTF Patent office? Get your ish together
08-18-2012, 11:04 AM #8
All I can say is that Apple deserves it. Karma is biting them in the *** now it seems.
08-18-2012, 11:42 AM #9
After Motorola wins this...
...then Microsoft can sue Motorola for using Video Players and AOL can sue Motorola for Email Notification!
08-18-2012, 01:21 PM #10
08-18-2012, 02:06 PM #11
What goes around comes around.
I wanna see a ban of Apple products...it is about time. Goes to show you how legitimate Apple is. They accuse Samsung of violating patents, when they are the ones violating Motorola patents.
Lets ban all iDevices until this is sorted out. It would serve Apple right.
08-18-2012, 02:09 PM #12
well all apple has to do is a software update to get the unban if it does happen. i dont know why lots of companies dont do that if its just software infringments thats what google did..
08-18-2012, 04:51 PM #13
Lol from all this suing for minor patents just shows the rest of the world that the US patents system is flawed. It'll get to the point that no device will be allowed on sale in the US.
08-18-2012, 05:32 PM #14
Great!! Another lawsuit.
08-18-2012, 07:20 PM #15
08-18-2012, 07:36 PM #16
08-20-2012, 01:00 AM #17ban apple?
Let the big daddy's talk. Kids should stay out of this.
All these companies have infringed on each other's patents somewhere. There was a chart here somewhere in the posts which show you the patents by companies. Plus you and I will be left with only a few features since they cannot be used on a particular device because its patented by another company.
Last edited by kalpesh78; 08-20-2012 at 01:05 AM.