Motorola Mobility drops ITC patent claim against Apple
posted by Alan F. / Oct 02, 2012, 5:25 PM
The case being withdrawn involved seven patents that Motorola Mobility claimed were infringed upon by Apple including patents on interactive voice commands, location reminders, e-mail notification and phone/video players. Back in August, the wholly owned Google subsidiary said it hoped filing the suit would force Apple to sit down and discuss licensing the patents involved. On August 24th, in another case, Apple was cleared by a judge of violating three Motorola Mobility patents although a fourth patent is still being considered a possible infringement by the ITC. This patent revolves around a sensor used to protect against accidental hangups,
FOSS Patents, this particular judge is hard on complainants which could be a logical reason for Motorola Mobility's action. Another speculation revolves around Motorola Mobility's inability to get all of the paperwork to prove its case and once it is found, Motorola will re-file the complaint. Or perhaps Motorola Mobility just wants to take the high road and offer this olive branch to Apple. Anyone believe that this is behind the move by Motorola Mobility?
Whatever its true intentions here, there are still plenty of courtroom battles to come between the two. A non-jury trial filed by Apple against Motorola Mobility is set to being November 5th in Madison, Wisconsin. Apple claims that Motorola failed to license some of its patents fairly based on FRAND rules.
source: Bloomberg, FOSSPatents
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Good. Less patent BS, more innovation. Let's hope Apple does the same...
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 5:26 PM 0
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Never gonna happen my friend... Indeed, Their minds are blinded Pray for a miracle, if you believe in... whatever!
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 5:43 PM 5
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Take a cue Apple and if you still cant get it, well then Sammy, Moto and the team is always there to put you in your place!
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 5:43 PM 1
Well they probably wouldn't have gotten far on patents that are fair and reasonable.
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 5:36 PM 1
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good move by Moto.. they need to stop the Bs lawsuits and concentrate and putting a product that consumers can enjoy and not milk the RAZR brand..
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 5:41 PM 2
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I don't mind them milking the RAZR branding as long as the phones are still awesome, which they have been thus far.
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 6:06 PM 4
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lol, G-King talking about B.S. lawsuits in reference to Moto...perhaps, he should look at his true love - APPLE
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 10:37 PM 1
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they werent gonna win anyway. Apple got the US government locked up. shame to be an american :(
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 6:24 PM 9
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Its all about the Google and Apple talks for the past few months. I think there are both coming to an agreement and will leave the courts out of it.
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 7:27 PM 2
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Just beginning of the neverending paten war. Apple started roll the ball and now will get attacked from all sides. Moto/Google, HTC, Samsung, Kodak and later more will join to attack Apple. Alot of Davids vs Goliath. But its gonna be very hard to win a battle vs Apple in US soil, since they are protected by that corrupted land and they will protect US trademark. There are sure alot of money involved with Apple stocks and those behind it wont see Apple fall. There are no way, Apple stocks can get so high without rich/powerful peoples behind it and Im sure the US goverment are involved too. Apple get all the benefits, patents first given is already a proof and everything to keep Apple stocks high up.
posted on Oct 03, 2012, 12:35 AM 0
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