Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Aug 2012 22:04 UTC, submitted by C
Legal "Google's Motorola Mobility unit said it filed a new patent-infringement case against Apple claiming that features on some Apple devices, including the Siri voice-recognition program, infringe its patents. The complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission claims infringement of seven Motorola Mobility patents on features including location reminders, e-mail notification and phone/video players, Motorola Mobility said yesterday. The case seeks a ban on U.S. imports of devices including the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers." Can anybody explain to me how this is a new suit when Motorola and Apple have been wasting tax money and court resources for years now?
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 21st Aug 2012 23:04 UTC
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Is it an aggression or defense against Apple's attack? It's not clear from the article:

Motorola Mobility and Apple have been fighting since at least 2010 after licensing talks failed. Apple has said Motorola Mobility is making unreasonable demands, and argues that phones made by Motorola Mobility and other handset manufacturers that run on Google’s Android operating system are copying key patented features of the iPhone.


The question would be, who started the fight?

Edited 2012-08-21 23:07 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Tony Swash on Tue 21st Aug 2012 23:16 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

The question would be, who started the fight?


Motorola sued Apple first.

2010, Oct 06: Motorola sued Apple over 18 patents, and filed an ITC complaint against Apple over 6 of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone_wars


Rearrange the following words to make a well known saying:

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by andydread on Tue 21st Aug 2012 23:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
andydread Member since:
2009-02-02

"The question would be, who started the fight?


Motorola sued Apple first.

2010, Oct 06: Motorola sued Apple over 18 patents, and filed an ITC complaint against Apple over 6 of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone_wars


Rearrange the following words to make a well known saying:

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Man

Drowning

Straw

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"

Apple started this "We are going to destroy Android, I'm willing to go thermonuclear on this, I am willing to spend every bit of Apple's 50 Billion in the bank to right this wrong." -- Steve Jobs.

Motorola sued apple first in an pre-emptive attempt to get a declaratory judgement that they do not infringe 7 patents that Apple was threatening them with.

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