Google’s Motorola files patent claim against Apple

Macworld Australia Staff
20 August, 2012
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Google’s newly acquired Motorola Mobility has filed a patent-infringement complaint with the US International Trade Commission, claiming Apple has infringed on seven of its designs.

The unreleased filing, involving Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iMacs, includes location reminders, email notifications and Siri-voice recognition according to Bloomberg.

In a statement, Motorola Mobility says it is seeking to ban Apple’s devices from importation to the US.

“We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a licence leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations,” Motorola Mobility said.

Motorola unsuccessfully sought an injunction against Apple earlier this year, claiming four of its patents were being infringed by Cupertino-based company, but the US federal court dismissed the case.

The news comes as the Apple and Samsung patent-infringement trial nears its end, with jury deliberations set for this week.


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