A legal dispute threatening completion of the sale of Motorola's wireless network business to Nokia Siemens Networks has been settled. Huawei and Motorola have agreed to drop legal action against each other.
Nokia Siemens Networks is to acquire the majority of Motorola's wireless network infrastructure assets for $US1.2 billion in cash, a move expected to significantly strengthen Nokia Siemens presence globally but particularly in the United States and Japan.
Following up from its legal filing yesterday in the U.S., Google has now officially served BT with legal papers for patent infringements in its home market of the UK. While yesterday’s suit concerned enterprise services, the UK finding reveals that Google is using Motorola patents to go after BT, claiming it is making infringements in its IPTV services and its set-top boxes.
A judge in a U.S court has dismissed a case brought by Apple against Google-owned Motorola Mobility. Apple had complained Motorola was seeking excessive royalties for standards-essential patents. It’s another small blow for Apple in its legal war against Android.
In a court filing this week spotted by Bloomberg, Apple indicated that it is “interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely and agrees that arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolve the parties’ dispute.” Motorola Mobility had discussed the possibility of arbitration back on November 5, when a federal judge tossed a case Apple had filed saying Motorola was abu
Apple likes lawsuits. Anyone who keeps keeps up with the mobile tech industry will tell you the same thing. More than a few Android OEMs have faced lawsuits from the Cupertino legal team, and unfortunately, sometimes those lawsuits have some pretty serious consequences.
The patent infringement battle Juniper Networks has been waging against Palo Alto Networks since 2011 took a turn last week when Judge Sue Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware pushed the legal dispute on to trial. In typical posturing, both companies are claiming a small victory.