Motorola sued by Apple over use of multitouch in Android phones
Back in 2009, Apple CFO Tim Cook warned the competition about using Apple patents without permission. Cook said, "We like competition as long as they don't rip off our IP. And if they do, we will go after anyone who does." The suit, Apple vs. Motorola and Motorola Mobility Inc. was filed in Wisconsin Western District Court.
You might recall that earlier this month, we reported that Motorola Mobility was suing Apple for infringing on 18 of the former's patents. And the game goes on and on with only the lawyers getting anywhere.
1. theman2050 (unregistered)
thats a easy apple did not invent multitouch
9. Kieran (unregistered)
What? i'm pretty sure that Motorola invented them funny enough, with the DynaTAC 8000x phone in 1973.
12. protozeloz (Posts: 5189; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Yeah apple invented the wheel an the magic too, don't ya know their devices use their silver magic to work?
C'mon Motorola was making phones way before apple decided to make them, don't ya know they created most things phones use up yo today?
And smartphones? Hahaha not even that belongs to them, look for SE p800 and tell me what you see, th only thing they did was refresh the way phones look, and the webkit.
The only thing they patented was dumb device to make its users believe everything they are told.
2. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)
LOL This is precious. Motorola is the only one to actually have grounds for sewing. The patent for Multi Touch should have been denied seeing as how it was a concept long before the iPhone. And I'm pretty sure the patent only covers the specifications for the iPhone and not a universal system for all phones.
3. steve (unregistered)
Right, Apple invented finger tapping!
4. steve (unregistered)
just like Al Gore invented the internet!
5. apple are criminals.. (unregistered)
Apple invented how to steal others ground work and take their glory.. and how to be the largest arrogant dickheads in the industry.. well done steve jobs, your the king of assholes.. university of Toronto must love you for stealing their pioneer work on multitouch and touch gestures..
6. share it (unregistered)
we all invented, we all created these beautiful monsters(the phone not gaga xD) who creating this phone molesting idea lol jk but for real its just a touchscreen in like 5 years or months this will be out of date and mind control will rule it >:D techno is so interesting :)
8. rafaelinux (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jun 2009)
The fruit is named after the Company, not the other way. Perhaps they sue the fruit...
10. lou7764 (unregistered)
LOL. Watch out Al Gore. I heard Apple invented the internet too. This is y i hate Apple.
11. Phullofphil (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
maybe they might have the grounds for the specific gestures that uses multi touch but i dont see how they can even get a patent for something that is basically just a characteristic for what a capacitive screen can recognize. Which is more than one input at a time
13. Joshing4fun (Posts: 960; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
I'm so sick of all the lawsuits. Nobody is really getting hurt here so why does it matter?
14. funtoosh (unregistered)
(Jokingly), who has patent for PICKING UP PHONE WITH FINGER TOUCH of button, (etc and add other things, will ya?) ........HAHAHHAHAH
15. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)
Apple is like that slutty girl in highschool that bangs all the boys and then tries to get them arrested for rape.