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Topic: Motorola

Apple gets support from Microsoft and Intel in CAFC appeal of Motorola patent case

03/20/2013, 07:03 pm

In two separate filings on Wednesday, Microsoft and Intel voiced their support of Apple in an appeal before the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals regarding the dismissal of a patent suit involving Google's Motorola.

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Google calls Apple 'unwilling licensee' in bid for injunction over FRAND patent violations

03/15/2013, 07:03 pm

Google and Motorola on Thursday entered an initial filing with the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals over the dismissal of a patent suit against Apple, which saw a circuit court judge toss arguments from both parties in 2011.

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Google cites quote from Steve Jobs biography in attempt to win iPhone import ban

03/15/2013, 05:03 pm

In its attempts to garner an iPhone import ban from the U.S. ITC, Google continues to assert the viability of a Motorola utility patent regarding proximity sensors despite having the argument denied twice by an administrative law judge.

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Ex-Apple marketing guru Kawasaki signs on as Motorola consultant

02/28/2013, 01:02 pm

Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist, announced on Wednesday that he would be taking on an advising position at Google-owned Motorola, saying the troubled smartphone manufacturer is ripe for innovation much in the same way that industry giant Apple was back in 1998.

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ITC to review decision that cleared Apple of infringing on Motorola patents

02/19/2013, 09:02 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it will review an administrative law judge's decision that cleared Apple of infringing on certain Motorola patents, which in turn allowed the company to continue iPhone sales in the country.

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Google to debut Motorola-built 'X phone' next year, takes aim at Apple and Samsung

12/21/2012, 07:12 pm

Google is said to have tasked subsidiary Motorola to engineer a sophisticated smartphone to compete with Apple's iPhone and offerings from Samsung which, when released sometime in 2013, will be the first in-house handset from the Android creator.

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Motorola patent being enforced against Apple's iCloud invalidated by UK judge

12/21/2012, 06:12 pm

Google's Motorola on Friday lost its UK patent infringement case against Microsoft after a High Court judge invalidated a property currently being used as the basis of an injunction against Apple's iCloud in Germany.

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Apple cleared of infringing on Motorola patent in ITC case

12/18/2012, 07:12 pm

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge issued a ruling on Tuesday exonerating Apple of infringing on a Motorola owned patent involving embedded proximity sensors in mobile handsets.

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Google to sell off Motorola's set-top box business as Google TV flounders

12/10/2012, 09:12 am

With its Google TV platform failing to catch on, Google is working on a deal to sell its Motorola Home Business, responsible for building set-top boxes for cable providers.

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FTC: Motorola bid for Apple product injunction 'inappropriate'

12/05/2012, 07:12 pm

In an amicus curiae brief filed on Wednesday in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission offered its take on the proper use of so-called standard-essential patents (SEPs) in litigation, saying that a previous district court decision to deny a Motorola injunction of certain Apple products was correct.

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Apple-Motorola patent dispute may be settled through arbitration

11/16/2012, 03:11 pm

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola are said to be considering arbitration in an attempt to settle their ongoing patent infringement litigation.

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HTC settlement may pay Apple $8 per phone, act as blueprint for Samsung & Motorola

11/12/2012, 09:11 am

Apple's out-of-court settlement with rival smartphone maker HTC is expected to give Apple a net licensing fee of as much as $8 per phone, and may also serve as a blueprint for future deals with Samsung and Motorola.

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Judge dismisses Apple's FRAND-related lawsuit against Motorola

11/05/2012, 06:11 pm

A federal judge on Monday tossed Apple's suit against Motorola, which claimed the Google-owned company was participating in unfair licensing practices regarding declared standards-essential patents, effectively canceling a trial that was over a year and a half in the making.

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FTC staff recommends suing Google via antitrust law over FRAND patent abuse

11/01/2012, 08:11 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a formal recommendation to its commissioners to sue Google for violation of antitrust laws after the search giant attempted to block the sale of competitors' products using standards essential patents.

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Apple tells court it would pay no more than $1 per iPhone to license Motorola patents

10/31/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple has indicated to a Wisconsin court that it is willing to pay Google-owned Motorola Mobility to license standard-essential wireless patents, but it will not pay more than $1 per iPhone sold.

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WSJ: Google may settle mobile FRAND patent antitrust claim

10/19/2012, 09:10 pm

The Wall Street Journal on Friday reported that Google is thinking about settling a potential antitrust claim by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the use of Motorola patents, which the company allegedly used as weapons against rival mobile phone makers likeApple.

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Microsoft expands Motorola patent case to target Google Maps

10/11/2012, 02:10 pm

Microsoft announced in a German court today that it would be expanding its patent infringement case against Motorola to include Google, specifically targeting the search giant's maps service for Android.

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Motorola says reduction of German Android devices was planned, not linked to patent rulings

10/08/2012, 06:10 pm

In a statement on Monday, Google's Motorola Mobility claims the quiet removal of a number of Android-based devices from the German market was part of a strategy to focus on newer products, not the result of unfavorable rulings in patent cases involving Apple and Microsoft.

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Motorola surprises by withdrawing entire ITC complaint against Apple

10/02/2012, 02:10 pm

Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility withdrew its entire second International Trade Commission complaint against Apple a move that has been characterized as "one of the most surprising developments" in the dispute between the two companies.

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Motorola ad slams Apple's iOS 6 Maps as 'iLost'

09/24/2012, 09:09 am

Google-owned Motorola Mobility is attempting to capitalize on dissatisfaction with Apple's new iOS 6 Maps with an advertisement pushing the phrase "iLost" on Twitter.

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