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.
Samsung has already issued a statement commenting on its devastating loss in its legal tussle with Apple. The company pulls no punches, calling back to the stirring language it used in its closing arguments.
Motorola files new patent case against Apple with ITC, wants import ban on iPhone and iPad (updated)
The patent battle continues anew between Apple and Motorola this week with the Google subsidiary filing a fresh patent case with the US International Trade Commission today.
Dusseldorf Regional Court in Germany today rejected claims that Motorola's Xoom tablet infringes Apple's European iPad design registration.
In wake of Apple v. Motorola, Judge Posner speaks: 'it's not clear that we really need patents in most industries'
Judge Richard Posner, who recently dismissed Apple's patent suit against Motorola, spoke with Reuters about his stance on the patent system and how technology companies are using it.
US District Court Judge Richard Posner has dismissed an ongoing patent battle between Apple and Motorola, claiming neither side could properly define damages that would warrant an injunction.
Attorneys for both Apple and Motorola appeared before renowned judge Richard A. Posner this morning in a Chicago federal courtroom in an attempt to explain why the court should order an injunction against the other's products.
Judge Richard Posner harshly dismissed Apple and Motorola's patent trial last week, but in a new order issued yesterday, has decided to give Apple an opportunity to prove whether it deserves an injunction — even if it doesn't receive any damages from its adversary.
The Motorola v. Apple patent trial scheduled to start on Monday has now been dismissed with prejudice by Judge Richard Posner, who says that "neither party can establish a right to relief."
The FTC asking the US International Trade Commission to carefully reconsider banning products like the Xbox 360 that allegedly infringe upon patents that are required to be fairly licensed as part of standards agreements.
Renowned federal judge Richard A. Posner is again calling out Apple in its patent case against Motorola — this time with an explicit warning that it may be forbidden from filing future motions without express permission from the court.
An administrative law judge at the US International Trade Commission issued a preliminary ruling today, holding that Apple's iPhone and iPad devices infringe Motorola's US patent no. 6,246,697.
A German court has upheld an earlier ruling that push email via Apple's iCloud and MobileMe services infringes on Motorola's patents.
Apple won an important victory in one of its US cases against Motorola, convincing the court to adopt its broad interpretation of US Patent No. 7,479,949.
The ITC handed down its final determination on Apple's patent suit against Motorola, upholding an initial finding that Motorola didn't infringe on the three patents in question. The ruling terminates the ITC's investigation into the matter.
A German appeals court has denied Apple's bid to suspend an injunction imposed on iCloud and MobilMe push notification services in Germany.
Dow Jones is reporting that Apple's proposed settlements with both Samsung and Motorola in exchange for license royalties on its patents.
A quick tour through the halls of Mobile World Congress reveals that Android OEMs are quickly learning to design around some of Apple's iPhone-related patents, and coming up with some pretty innovative ideas in the process.
Apple just won a German sales injunction against Motorola Android devices, which were found to infringe an Apple patent on scrolling behavior in the photo gallery application.