Motorola sued by Apple over use of multitouch in Android phones

Motorola sued by Apple over use of multitouch in Android phones
Motorola puts multitouch on almost all of its Android phones? Time for Apple to call Judge Judy. Someone is going to get a tongue lashing for sure.  Actually, the guys at Cupertino called out their legal big guns and filed a lawsuit against Motorola. The suit claims that the Schaumburg  based firm infringed on Apple's multitouch patents and patents on a few other technical systems that you probably never heard of. Needless to say, defending the multitouch patent is the focus of this suit. The devices involved include most of Motorola's Android flavored handsets including the Motorola DROID X.

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.

source: PatentlyApple

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15 Comments

1. theman2050 unregistered

thats a easy apple did not invent multitouch

7. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

Apple invented cell phones

9. Kieran unregistered

What? i'm pretty sure that Motorola invented them funny enough, with the DynaTAC 8000x phone in 1973.

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Aug 22, 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: Jun 29, 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: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 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: Oct 29, 2010

Apple is like that slutty girl in highschool that bangs all the boys and then tries to get them arrested for rape.

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