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Topic: Motorola

Google argues popular Apple patents are de facto standards essential

07/20/2012, 08:07 pm

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Google asserts that popular patents held by companies like Apple should be considered de facto standards essential, arguing the ubiquitous inventions are just as important to consumers as certified essential properties.

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German court rules Motorola Xoom doesn't violate Apple's iPad patents

07/17/2012, 12:07 pm

The Motorola Xoom tablet doesn't infringe on Apple's patented design for the iPad, a German court ruled on Tuesday.

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Judge who tossed Apple-Motorola suit questions need for software patents

07/05/2012, 10:07 am

Judge Richard Posner, who recently dismissed Apple's patent infringement case against Motorola, believes the smartphone industry is plagued by a "proliferation of patents."

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Apple's iPhone 4S remains top selling smartphone at Verizon

06/26/2012, 12:06 pm

Though the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is said to be "gaining ground," the Apple's iPhone 4S reportedly remains the best selling smartphone at Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S.

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Apple could see U.S. import ban following ITC review of Motorola patent win

06/25/2012, 07:06 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday announced that it will review an April ruling that found certain Apple products to infringe upon a Motorola Wi-Fi patent, possibly leading to an import ban on products utilizing the technology.

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Apple's patent case against Motorola dismissed 'with prejudice'

06/22/2012, 09:06 pm

A U.S. court judge on Friday dismissed Apple's smartphone patent claims against Motorola after holding a rehearing on Wednesday, possibly putting an end to the nearly two-year conflict.

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Apple injunction against Motorola phones would be 'catastrophic,' judge says

06/20/2012, 08:06 pm

A U.S. judge was unimpressed with arguments made by Apple at a Wednesday hearing meant to explain why injunctive relief is a suitable course of action against Motorola in the company's ongoing patent case with the Droid maker.

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Apple attempting to salvage lawsuit against Motorola

06/20/2012, 09:06 am

Attorneys for Apple will appear in a Chicago court today in an effort to keep a patent infringement lawsuit against Google's Motorola Mobility alive.

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Apple given second chance at Motorola injunction

06/14/2012, 05:06 pm

Judge Richard Posner on Thursday decided to grant Apple an injunction hearing against Motorola, reversing his tentative ruling to reject the case last week.

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Judge cancels Apple patent-infringement trial against Motorola

06/07/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple's patent-infringement case against Google's Motorola Mobility unit is dead in the water after a U.S. judge aborted the proceedings less than one week before the trial was set to start.

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ETSI chooses Apple's 'nano-SIM' design as new standard

06/01/2012, 08:06 am

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute on Friday selected Apple's contested "nano-SIM" design as the official fourth form factor for the SIM card standard.

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Google's $12.5B acquisition of Motorola Mobility now official

05/22/2012, 10:05 am

Google has announced that its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility is completed and approved, officially bringing the search giant into the smartphone hardware business.

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Google cleared for Motorola purchase after receiving Chinese regulatory approval

05/19/2012, 11:05 pm

Google and Motorola Mobility both revealed on Saturday that they have received Chinese regulatory approval for their proposed merger and expect to soon close on the deal.

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Motorola & RIM propose nano-SIM compromise with Apple

05/18/2012, 07:05 am

A new design concept for a next-generation, smaller "nano-SIM" card has been submitted by Motorola and RIM, which tweaks a design originally pushed by Apple.

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Apple grows to 7.9% of all mobile phones sold worldwide

05/16/2012, 08:05 am

Though it only sells smartphones, Apple represents nearly 8 percent of all worldwide mobile phone sales, making it the third-largest handset maker.

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Apple v. Motorola, HTC case consolidated; Psystar Supreme Court appeal denied

05/15/2012, 02:05 am

Apple got its wish to consolidate a trial filed by Motorola Mobility in the Southern District of Florida with a second lawsuit that also involves HTC. Meanwhile, an appeal by Mac clone maker Psystar to the U.S. Supreme Court in Apple's copyright infringement case against it has been denied

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Apple now earning 73% of global mobile profits with just 8.8% unit share

05/03/2012, 02:05 pm

While the worldwide market for mobile phones is growing rapidly, Apple is earning the majority of all profits despite only selling a small minority of the world's mobile devices.

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Apple's iPhone climbs to 31% share of US smartphone market

05/02/2012, 02:05 am

A new analysis claims the iPhone made up 30.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 14 percent of the mobile market in the first quarter of 2012.

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Judge criticizes Apple's attorneys for 'frivolous filings' in Motorola case

05/01/2012, 12:05 pm

A prominent U.S. judge has declared that he is tired of "frivolous filings" from Apple's attorneys in an ongoing patent infringement dispute with Motorola.

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Apple, Motorola file for opposing summary judgments in FRAND case

04/30/2012, 05:04 pm

Both Apple and Motorola moved for summary judgments on Friday in a case involving the use of certain FRAND patents regarding wireless technology used in a number of 3G-capable iDevices.

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