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)



1. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Live by the sword, die by the sword

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

HAAHAHAHA...........perferct timing bro! couldnt have said it better...

8. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

That is the most perfect analogy of this patent war

13. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

You clearly don't understand analogies or corollaries since Motorola's track record on patents has been: (a) pay out millions if not billions to MicroSoft or (b) walking away from its legal obligations under the FRAND standards. You wonder why Motorola is laying off people while Samsung is making record profits in android smart phones. So please tell us how is Motorola's payments to enrich MicroSoft a perfect analogy of this patent war?

9. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Where is this from?

11. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Except Motorola keeps impaling itself. Suing Apple over FRAND patents was a really, really dumb legal action.

14. zviera

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

It's different this time. It's not under FRAND patents, so apple is screwed and will pay.http://www.androidcentral.com/google-goes-after-apple-motorola-patents

22. MeoCao unregistered

Paying is not enough, Apple also has to stop suing others or else.

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I think many if us wouldn't be bothered if enough patents were found to be infringed upon by apple that they had to shut down the production lines and sales, pay reparations, and spend their billions of untaxed profits on R&D for a completely original clean-sheet design using as much original stuff as they can, and for real this time, not BS patents or stealing others' tech and calling it theirs. Also, they should use as little FRAND as possible, such that they actually have bleeping INNOVATE to reenter the market. During the downtime, they should have to continue paying the workers at its sweatshop-esque factories, while working to improve the conditions there and make them equivalent (if not better than) to "first-world) standards. Why should this happen?

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

One: BS patent wars regarding apple stop. Other OEMs and patent holders would agree to close all disputes after the final settlement agreements are hammered out. Two: totally fresh and original design, inside and out, which, for all we know, might improve the entire industry. Apple has some great minds working for it, it should really let them cut loose and do what they probably love, create, rather than endlessly tweak the same old garbage. We wouldn't be trying to reinvent the wheel here, but we could possibly see the birth of a new era ushered in by a company who built its reputation on misperception and consumer ignorance actually doing what it's customers believe. Which brings us to... Three: apple is incorrectly on a pedestal in the eyes of many a consumer who don't know any better. By this happening, they can see apple admit and pay for its arrogance and thievery, while giving them hope they could pull a phoenix, that is, "burn" down what was there before and come up with something new as a result. Four: apple pays taxes on its billions of profits, and is made to no longer be allowed offshore bank account sheltering if it wishes to continue any operations in the U.S. Taxes are a great way for the government to keep running, and with the almost-constantly rising debt curling, we need all the help we can get to fix it. Other companies could be made to follow suit, especially Big Oil and companies who have their manufacturing or a majority of their workforce outsourced, unless they recreate the jobs they killed off. Five: ios will finally get the revamp it needs, and could become a true smartphone OS, not a feature phone one with oodles of apps Six: Apple's new designs would have oversight by a team of experts in patents and IP, to ensure they don't infringe, and their likely patents are made bulletproof, to protect apple's considerable investment in the brand new designs. Any company found to infringe on these future patents would be subject to harsh penalties, to better end this patent BS.

33. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Seven: apple.must price these new devices commensurate with their capabilities compared to other devices in the market if they want to have such high volumes, that is, the 4S for example is roughly equivalent to a $49.99-99.99 (on contract) phone, and should be priced accordingly. I say roughly because with the differences in OS and capabilities stemming from the same, devices aren't 100% comparable. If one were able to install one OS on another device designed for a different OS, it would run differently, i.e. imagine a GS3 running ios or WP8, if that were possible: it would be crazy fast, and have power to spare. In contrast, imagine a 4S running ICS or JB: sure the processor could handle it, or could with higher clockspeed, but the battery would run out very quickly, the lack of RAM would produce significant stuttering. However, with the newly redone version of what is currently ios, it could actually be comparable to WP8 and Android, rather than a feature phone with a large hard drive and WiFi. Thus, it could be compared side by side. Eight: apple presumably fixes the bad reputation bad it has acquired since Steve jobs return, and may actually become a brand and company wholly worthy of respect and admiration.

38. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

sweet list bro

35. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012


2. exynos5

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

this is what happens...if one starts and it spreads like wildfire...anyways best of luck for both..

3. MeoCao unregistered

eye for eye...LOL


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: 17410; 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


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


44. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

dont feed the troII


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

There's no sign of him, he's disappeared.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know they created the iPhone, the Mac, and the iPod?

45. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You can keep saying FRAND as many times as you like. It won't change the fact that these new patents are not FRAND. No FRAND involved. Further more, these are probably patents for actual technological advancements, and not for rectangles and grids and black. And, as someone else pointed out, FRAND does not stand for FRee if Apple Needs it for Devices.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Tedkord I believe, I think this is Taco.....? What do you think?

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not a taco.

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