Motorola seeks U.S. import ban on Apple iPhone and Apple iPad with new ITC claim
posted by Alan F. / Aug 18, 2012, 12:46 PM
The patents involved cover location reminder technology, email notification, and phone/video players according to Bloomberg. Motorola Mobility has also included Siri in the suit, alongside the actual Apple devices named. Motorola Mobility also claims that Apple refuses to discuss licensing these patents with them. None of the seven patents involved in the claim is FRAND related, nor are they standards essential patents which tightens the screws on Apple a bit.
This isn't the first time that Motorola Mobility has filed a claim against Apple with the ITC. The first case is due for a final ruling on August 24th, and involved FRAND designated patents. In that case an ITC judge had already ruled back in April, that Apple had infringed on one of four Motorola Mobility patents that were part of the claim. The patent that Apple was ruled to infringe upon is a FRAND designated patent on Wi-Fi technology and the ITC could issue a product ban if it makes a final ruling against Apple based on standards essential patents.
Another patent related case involving the two combatants has been dismissed with prejudice by a judge in Chicago. Late last year, both sides held talks for cross-licensing each others' patents, but the meeting obviously didn't lead to a deal.
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Lol good luck with that
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 12:49 PM 8
Exactly. Seems like a d**k move by Google and Motorola here.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 1:18 PM 3
Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 27, 2011
Maybe your right. I realize what is said apple is unwilling to come to a agreement. So there must be a move done to see who is in the right, but then again I wouldn't be expect a different reply from a die hard fan or supporter. I'm not saying just inferring that you maybe by the way that you replied though im willing to bet you are. I think your comment could be the same for either company. But it is nice to see the company that started the drama to have a taste of irony...
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 7:46 PM 2
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Mxyzptlk, do you suffer from diarrhea of the mouth or do you actually believe the crap you spill out? First you cheer on Apple trying to ban Samsung and HTC products for stupid crap but yet you get all butt hurt about it when it comes to your precious Apple. Congrats, you're even more blind, one sided, fanboy lunatic than Taco is. Cry a river about it somewhere else pal, Apple gets no sympathy. The bully needs a taste of his own medicine.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 4:26 PM 9
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Considering how ugly Apple made the patent wars, this is just karma. I imagine Google is simply trying to gain leverage against Apple to get them to stop their bulls**t.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 1:01 PM 25
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Be that as it may, we can not allow an iBan; Apple must be allowed to import their minor hardware upgrades aka "refresh" so that the Android Mobile manufacturers can continue to keep giving us the better and superior product. If Apple products are banned, there will only be MicroSlush to compete with and that could theoretically mean putting together two cups with some clothes line to make a phone. Apple's half-baked iPuff must be allowed into the U.S. market: period.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 1:19 PM 4
How can you patent something that's generic like 3G? Samsung copied Apple heavily in many of their earlier Galaxy line of phones so its understandable about that lawsuit. The one that is making the patent wars look ugly. This is just FRAND abuse.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 1:24 PM 1
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Yes. They should only patent non generic things, like rectangles with rounded corners, or icons in grids, or phone icons that look like, well...phones. Twenty years from now, you should come back here and read the stuff you post. Maybe by then, with a little more wisdom, you'll get the same cycle the rest of us do.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 1:56 PM 11
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"How can you patent something that's generic like 3G?" Exactly!!! All they really did is invent a new technology that increased the transmission of data packets to and from a mobile device ten fold compared to Edge and 1xRTT. Is that really hard? I'm sure it wasn't! As for the long hard road Apple had to take, do you guys really understand how much harder it is to take a rectangle and put a freakin BUTTON at the bottom?!?!? If you Android users could really understand the complexity, the man power and the ingenuity it took to develop and patent the RECTANGLE... I really feel sorry for all you FANDROIDS with your big screens, uncracked screens, and waterproof Kevlar-covered, bullet-proof, super-thin, light-weight yet tough-as-nails DROOOOIDS!!! Next patent: The Death Grip! (Yes Mr. Spock! Apple will be coming for you too!)
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 2:35 PM 11
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"How can you patent something that's generic like 3G?" I was wondering the same exact thing about round corners, black borders, and rectangles.... And I dont think 3G is that generic. If it was.....there would be more companies helping to build and improve it. Damn near any manufacture can make a tablet or phone.....how many can build and improve on 3G technology....
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 3:53 PM 7
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