While Apple V. Samsung nears an end, Motorola files new patent claim against Apple

While Apple V. Samsung nears an end, Motorola files new patent claim against Apple
Apple and Samsung both called up some more industry experts to the stand as both sides wrapped up the witness testimony portion of the case. Next week will see each side present their closing argument followed by the much disputed instructions to the jury that will be given by Judge Lucy Koh. After all that, the jury will deliberate.

Meanwhile, Apple is not out of the woods regardless of the outcome of the current trial. Google's wholly owned subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, has filed a claim with the ITC against the Cupertino based company. Motorola Mobility says that Apple has infringed on seven of its patents. The devices in question include the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad.

This isn't the first time that both Motorola and Apple have squared off. In October 2010, Motorola sued Apple for infringement on 18 patents. Just last month a German court ruled that the Motorola XOOM did not infringe on Apple's patents for the Apple iPad.

source: WSJ (1), (2)

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52 Comments

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Motorola was the first company to invent the cell phone. MOTOROLA have every right to sue APPLE.

49. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The next iOS and iPhone will show you how these silly lawsuits have been hurting apple.

48. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Certain iTROLLS have stated that this is the same old motorola suing apple over FRAND patents thing...except.... GOOGLE owns MOTO now - guess what? APPLE is in deep shadoodoo.

37. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Alan F, since you refuse to give more details: 1.claiming that features on some Apple devices, including the Siri voice-recognition program, infringe its patent. 2.Mobility patents on features including location reminders and e-mail notification. 3.Phone/video players Motorola Mobility and Apple have been fighting since at least 2010 after licensing talks failed. Apple has said Motorola Mobility is making unreasonable demands The commission is scheduled to announce a final decision "Aug. 24" in the earlier case, and could impose an import ban on the iPhone. Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Cupertino, California- based Apple, had no immediate comment.

39. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

well thats cool

36. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Yeah baby!!...everybody was wondering when "The Giant" was going to get involve to end MS APPLE from attacking Android; here it is.. BAM!!! Ban Apple products. Ban MS product (even tho I was hoping for the XBOX-720); oh well, F-them!! Ban all their MS junk...lol Do anyone knows if Moto is asking for a ban (stop iphone at the border) off the bat?..

30. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Unless these are some fairly strong examples of infringement, I'd rather have seen Motorola not make this move at all. Otherwise, it's no less anti-competitive & innovation-stifling than any other company using the legal system to patent troll over trivial differences. It just seems like any company filing a lawsuit coinciding with an imminent product launch, said product is only an incremental upgrade. Funds that could have benefited product development are instead channeled over to some lawyer's TaylorMade's & tee times.

28. vickygamit

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

apple is busy with next iphone or lawsuites??

29. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

probably the reason the new iPad and iOS 6 is almost the same as their predecessor is because they spent almost all the time trying to sue htc, motorola & samsung LOL

27. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

Moto need ban the phone. you know...... the tiny phone. known as......... iphone iphone = dry and boring and it's lifeless icons compared to wp tiles and android widgets

26. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

well, this is the result of apple trying to sue every tech company, yes ?

24. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

What started as a comedy flick now evolving as a thriller. Way to go moto. Scare the living daylight out of the ugliest villain of the mobilephone world.

21. wendygarett unregistered

im afraid i have to stand at apple side :) Android never win :)

25. MeoCao unregistered

Lawsuits are not all bad as wars are not always evil. The Allies declared war on Germany, and now Google takes Apple to court for their bad behavior.

18. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Google consiparcy.

16. Savage unregistered

Would love if David Fincher made movies on these lawsuits. Anyways, Apple will sue Motorola for suing Apple as Apple invented suing other companies for violating patents! :P

15. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Meanwhile ! The iPhone is still boring...

12. vickygamit

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

now every article comes related lawsuits, not innovation related articles

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Torpedo of Lawsuits

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I have a good feeling about the Motorola vs. Apple lawsuit. For once this won't be about who invented the rectangle or swipe to unlock. It will be about something important like radios in the phones which actually have an impact on how the phone functions.

6. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

THE SEQUEL: Moto vs Apple... Sony Pictures presents... a Quentin Tarantino film... Starring "THE ROCK" as Motorola Lawyer... Lucy Liu as Judge Koh... and George Clooney as Tim Cook... Coming this winter to a theatre near you... Based on a true story (this film is not yet rated)

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Another win for Motorola+Google.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How is it a win? The patents Motorola are trying to enforce are FRAND patents. That's not a win.

19. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Given that it is 7 undisclosed patents they are going after Apple for how do you know they are FRAND patents? Just assuming again?

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because motorola tried the same thing with Microsoft and it didn't work so well.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17525; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They are being reported as non-FRAND patents. The threat of an import ban may be just enough to get Apple to stop its lawsuit nonsense. I'd like to think a taste of their own medicine would sour them on this type of behavior, but I get the feeling that once Apple hears its got its own medicine, they'll be filling suit against all pharmaceutical companies.

23. MeoCao unregistered

LOL,,,

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The iPhone won't get banned. The government isn't that stupid plus Apple has tons more cash at their leverage than the government does. People have been trying to copy the iPhone since it was released. Its only reasonable to assume that some companies would use FRAND patents to try and sue them after Apple sued others for patent infringement.

42. willard12 unregistered

"People have been trying to copy the iPhone since it was released." Can you name something that was INVENTED by apple? Not bought, not prior art, but actually created by apple. Only originals can be copied.

43. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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