Apple found to violate a Motorola patent

Apple found to violate a Motorola patent
It seems that Google's Motorola purchase gamble is starting to pay off, at least as far as the patent defense part of it is concerned. Apple just got served with an infringement opinion regarding the Wi-Fi implementation in its iPhone and iPad, which is one of the four patents Motorola claims Cupertino is violating in those devices.

ITC judge Thomas Pender was the source of the partial ruling, which has the implication of stopping the import of Apple's mobile devices on US soil, if they violate patents held by a US company. 

This preliminary ruling will be a subject of review before the six member commission that actually has the power to ban imports, and it is highly unlikely that the judges there will approve something as drastic, but Google surely is more confident in Motorola's patent firepower now, and settlement money might be bound to change hands. 

Hopefully the mobile patent infringement game that spans four continents and many countries will reach a stalemate status this year, so we can all put the nonsense behind and start focusing on more productive forms of competition. 

So far the only one making out like bandit has been Microsoft, which woke up one day and started milking the Android makers for patent royalties, laughing all the way to the bank, while the others have been engaged in a tit-for-tat skirmishes across the globe.

source: Bloomberg



24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

"Great news, everyone!" Ban all the Apple products. Maybe then shoppers will realize their their beloved company imports all their multiple-patent-infringing junk products

19. wizzardtech

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

thats KARMA!!! whatever comes up, must come down. if you do bad deeds to others, they will do the same to you 10x fold. time to change the attitude c*APPLE...

26. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

If it wasn't for Apple the face of the earth would've been different. Just wait, shut up, and watch ok?

28. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

That has to be one of the dumbest remarks ever spewed. Time to take the Apple core out of your bottom.

17. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

"Apple violates everything it touches" -- everything it touches??? SuperAndroidEvo, we can understand that you don't like Apple or it products, but that doesn't excuse you from saying really dumb things.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Another good judge choose Motorola

14. MartyK

Posts: 1045; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

"Slide-to-Unlock", your check book

22. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

LMAO!! That was

13. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

So how is Apple innovative if it steals it's ideas from Motorola?

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

APPLE, time to make nice with the OTHERS.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah Apple violates everything it touches. Look at all the poor i$heep out there, the poor workers at Foxconn, & now the people in Australia who Apple is giving big FU to because they won't change the fact the new iPad is NOT 4G because it doesn't work in their network. Apple the most arrogant & ballsy company to grace this good Earth of ours! lol

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered


25. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Apple gave you the iPod. Apple gave you the personal computer. Apple gave you a new style of listening to music. Apple gave you the new face of smartphones. And much more. So just STFU ok?

27. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

The iPod sucks as an mp3 player. There are other music players with far better audio quality. Ed Roberts gave you the first personal computer in the form of the Altair 8800 (also cloned as the IMSAI 8080). New style of listening to music? Really?! They gave you a walled garden no better than carrier lock-in with cell phone contracts. You stick with it because it's easier and/or cheaper than leaving. The new face of smartphones looks a whole lot like the face of the LG Prada... Perhaps you should STFU and settle down for nap time little kid. At least do a quick internet search before posting BS.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, audio quality of the iPod is pretty bad. My old WinMo SCH-i920 had better audio quality, not to mention dedicated mp3 players like Cowon has, which put the iPod to shame in sound quality. Plus, you're forced into Apple's choice of codec, and you have to use iTunes to add or remove anything from your iPod, and iTunes is, well...let's just say that uninatslled iTunes from my PC (and manually deleted left over files and combed the registry for orphaned entries), and made my daughter put it on her laptop for her Nano. I'll never install it again, it gummed up the whole box.

33. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

You know what? I've used all kinds of phones and yes, i do agree that they exaggerate a bit too much with their 'secure' technology but hey, i bet you would know that the amount of fluency you get in the iPhone with the UI is unparalleled. Even the galaxy S2, deemed as the General of the Android army, gives a little bit of lag at times. Also as far as the PCs are concerned, Apple 1 was the first computer to provide an interactive graphical interface. That pretty much defines the 'Personal" in Personal Computers, even though it might not be technically the first PC. About iPods, what i meant was they created a new benchmark for portable music players. Before that you had the clumsy walkman. Now don't be naive about it. You know what a difference there was. And FYI, please do some research of your own:

34. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I parallel the fluidity of the iPhone with my Thunderbolt on Eternity rom every day. The Galaxy Nexus, with ICS also is as fluid as iOS. As for the GUI, Xerox invented it, Apple took it. iPods set a new benchmark for ease of use, but never came close in quality. Sound quality on an iPod is actually in the bottom half of the pile.

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes Apple did all that but there are just better out there. I don't need any of their products. There are better MP3 players, better PC's, way better smart phones & what more? Also what style of listening to music are you talking about? Sony invented that style with the walkman back in the early 80's. An iPod is like a walkman but without cassettes. So what the hell are you talking about? You need to get a clue because you are struggling right about now. There has been better products always. Why is Apple second fiddle to Microsoft in the PC game? Why is Apple second fiddle to Android in the smartphone game? There is just better out there PERIOD. Maybe you need to stop eating the grass & grow out of your silly & foolish i$heep ways! lol

32. ajoshi06

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Apples gave you Herpes

6. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

microsuck! they are just apple in disquise. by that i mean patent trolls.

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Good news. :)

3. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Yesterday it was Motorola winning one over Microsoft, today they win one over Apple. Even though Google bought them out, Motorola has been on the defensive for a few years now. Its about time the US Judges started getting their heads in this patent problem. Microsoft and Apple have been gunning for everyone else, they must have forgot they also violate patents themselves.

4. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Says google that stole s**t originally and bought protection.. We need a reform

9. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

That makes no sense. If Google stole it from Apple then why would Motorola have the patent or the company before Motorola and not Apple?

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

well, those patents were acquired afterwards....yeahhhhh....not like APPLE and STEVE B. JOBS ever stole ideas, right?? lol

12. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Don't feed the troll.

15. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

The that means Apple stole it from Palm? Windows before them? If I make a OS for a cell phone, would that mean I stole it from Apple even IF it looked nothing like Apples iPhone? On wait... that's right, Android looks NOTHIG like the iPhone and yet you still insist the stole and copied from Apple. So I guess anybody who makes a cell phone and OS after Apple is just a copy and stolen property? So much for innovation then

21. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Even tho I was kindly advised to not feed the troll....please do tell us what they stole...? While you are at it.....would you like to know what Apple has done that can be seen as stealing too....? Original ideas died many, many, many, many years ago. What most everyone does now is innovate off of exisitng ideas...that includes Apple.

23. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I asked this question a thousand times and only got 1 answer. That 1 person told me (pinch to zoom and the App store). LMAO Taco made my day when he told me this. Its just another excuse sheep use to try and degrade android as a iPhone copy. All thanks to Apple and their brainwashing marketing techniques.

2. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

DUN DUN DUNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

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