Motorola Mobility has scored an initial victory over Apple in an intellectual property dispute in which Apple alleged that Motorola had violated three of its patents relating to smartphones.
on 01/15/2012 – Made popular on 01/15/2012
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
Folks in Cupertino and Apple fans around the world are surely in a good mood going into this weekend with the recently announced results of the Apple v Samsung trial in which Apple has prevailed (at least for now). More good news for Apple came out of the ITC today in determining that Apple had not violated a Motorola patent on some wifi technology.
Looks like we’ve got ourselves a follow-up to Motorola going on the attack against the boys from Cupertino. After previously seeing Motorola file its initial complaint to the International Trade Commission (ITC) against Apple, the ITC is now beginning its formal investigation into the complaint and Motorola’s claims.
Almost exactly a month ago, Google’s Motorola Mobility filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington. Today, the ITC announced its decision to institute a formal investigation of Motorola’s claims.
Today in a Mannheim court, a judge ruled that Motorola Mobility did not infringe a Microsoft patent that deals with allowing software applications to work with a phone’s radio antennas across a range of different handsets, without having to build a custom means of doing so for each individual device.
Apple and Motorola Mobility today agreed to settle all patent litigation, ending one of the higher profile lawsuits in tech. In a joint statement Apple and Motorola mentioned that the settlement does not include a cross license to their patents.
The statement also mentioned that Apple and Google has agreed to work together towards some areas of patent reform.