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Motorola suing Apple over patent infringement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Oct 2010 15:04 User comments (3)

Motorola suing Apple over patent infringement Motorola has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) claiming that Apple's "i" devices infringe on their patents.
Additionally, Motorola says a few Mac computers also infringe on the patents.

The three complaints include 18 patents, all of which relate to "early-stage innovations developed by Motorola in key technology areas found on many of Apple's core products and associated services, including MobileMe and the App Store."

Patents are related to "wireless communication technologies, such as WCDMA (3G), GPRS, 802.11 and antenna design, and key smartphone technologies including wireless email, proximity sensing, software application management, location-based services and multi-device synchronization."

Motorola is asking for a block on imports of all infringing Apple products.

Says Kirk Dailey, corporate vice president of intellectual property at Motorola Mobility: "Motorola has innovated and patented throughout every cycle of the telecommunications industry evolution, from Motorola's invention of the cell phone to its development of premier smartphone products. We have extensively licensed our industry-leading intellectual property portfolio, consisting of tens of thousands of patents in the U.S. and worldwide. After Apple's late entry into the telecommunications market, we engaged in lengthy negotiations, but Apple has refused to take a license. We had no choice but to file these complaints to halt Apple's continued infringement. Motorola will continue to take all necessary steps to protect its R&D and intellectual property, which are critical to the company's business."

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3 user comments

16.10.2010 23:20

"Motorola is asking for a block on imports of all infringing Apple products."


"Motorola is asking to block the sale if the iPhone in the USA"

221.10.2010 10:50

I can only imagine how many of these companies have disputes like this on a daily basis. They almost need a team of attorneys, like working full time on these cases if they are ever going to get anything resolved.


322.10.2010 1:57
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I have visited your blog has useful & helpful information about patent infringement. Infringement" means an encroachment upon the domain belonging to a patentee that is described by the claims of her/his patent.
Thanks for all the enthusiasm to offer such helpful information here.

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