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Apple vs. Motorola: patent infringement, antitrust accusations, and more

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The patent battles between Apple and Motorola may have started out a bit quieter than what we first saw with Apple and Samsung, but things have really begun to heat up. The fight began when Motorola sued Apple in the US in 2010 — claiming infringement of over a dozen patents — but has since expanded to nearly every outpost around the world. There's a little bit of everything in this one: antitrust accusations, bans on beloved gadgets, potential government intervention and, of course, good old-fashioned patent infringement. With a June 2012 ruling by US District Court Judge Richard Posner, a substantial portion of the legal activity between these two companies has come to a close (pending appeal), but action continues on other fronts. We're keeping track of it all right here.