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Topic: Motorola

Judge orders Motorola to provide Apple details of Google's acquisition plans, Android development

03/06/2012, 12:03 am

The U.S. Circuit Judge overseeing the patent dispute between Apple and Motorola Mobility has ordered Motorola to provide Apple with details of Google's $12.5 billion acquisition as well as information about the development of Android.

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Briefly: Apple most admired; Tim Cook spotted in Paris; Motorola workaround

03/01/2012, 09:03 pm

Apple has been named the "Most Admired" company for the fifth year in a row. Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook was reportedly spotted in Paris on business earlier this week. Finally, Motorola Mobility has responded to a recent injunction by a German court against it by noting that it has already implemented a workaround.

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Apple wins injunction against Motorola in Germany over photo gallery patent

03/01/2012, 10:03 am

Apple on Thursday earned a key victory in a German patent infringement suit against Motorola Mobility, earning the iPhone maker an injunction against a number of Motorola devices.

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Apple's latest legal victory over Motorola in Germany declared 'huge'

02/27/2012, 08:02 am

Apple's latest courtroom win over Motorola Mobility in a German patent infringement suit is so significant, it has led one expert to now question whether Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola was worth it.

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Microsoft joins Apple in FRAND patent fight against Motorola

02/22/2012, 10:02 am

Microsoft has joined Apple in filing an antitrust suit against Motorola Mobility in the European Union for allegedly abusing its standard-essential patents.

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Apple lodged FRAND abuse complaint against Motorola with European Commission

02/18/2012, 01:02 am

A regulatory filing from Motorola Mobility has revealed that Apple has complained to the European Commission over the handset maker's efforts to obtain injunctions against its rival by wielding standards-essential patents with FRAND commitments.

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Google version of 'slide-to-unlock' patent published by USPTO

02/17/2012, 05:02 pm

Following a key Apple court win against Motorola in Germany over a 'slide-to-unlock' patent, Google last week saw its own unlocking patent filing from 2010 published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over 'slide-to-unlock'

02/16/2012, 06:02 pm

A ruling handed down by the Munich I Regional Court on Thursday found that a number of Motorola products had infringed on Apple's slide-to-unlock patent, resulting in a permanent injunction against any offending devices.

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DoJ allows Google acquisition of Motorola, but calls FRAND commitments 'ambiguous'

02/13/2012, 10:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation into Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, though it did note that Google was "more ambiguous" than rivals Apple and Microsoft in affirming Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory licensing agreements for standard-essential patents.

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Justice Department approves Apple's purchases of Nortel, Novell patents

02/13/2012, 09:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice approved on Monday several patent purchases and acquisitions, including a collection of Nortel's intellectual property to be acquired by Apple, Microsoft, Research in Motion and others and Novell patents that Apple has purchased.

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EU approves Google's acquisition of Motorola, will monitor for patent abuse

02/13/2012, 01:02 pm

Google's $12.5 billion plan to acquire Motorola Mobility has received regulatory approval by the European Union, but the European Commission has said it will monitor ongoing patent litigation to ensure compliance with EU antitrust rules.

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Apple attacks Motorola's efforts to block iPhone 4S using standards patents, asks for huge damages

02/11/2012, 02:02 pm

Apple has filed a new "antisuit lawsuit" aimed at unraveling Motorola's litigation efforts and attempts to block iPhone 4S using standards essential patents. Apple is also asking for damages that could reach multibillion dollar figures.

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Apple looks to end Motorola patent attack in Germany with U.S. suit

02/10/2012, 05:02 pm

Apple stayed on the legal offensive Friday, filing a new lawsuit in a U.S. court that claims Motorola Mobility's recent patent barrage of patent claims in Germany is in breach of a licensing agreement between the RAZR maker and Qualcomm.

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German court dismisses Motorola's 3G-related suit against Apple

02/10/2012, 08:02 am

A German court has ruled that Apple's wireless products do not infringe on inventions related to 3G/UMTS owned by rival Motorola Mobility.

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Motorola puts blame on Google for lag on Android updates

02/10/2012, 03:02 am

A Motorola Mobility executive has said Google's practice of creating a flagship model for each software update for its Android mobile operating system is the reason that vendors have a hard time keeping their devices up to date.

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Apple asks ETSI standards body to set rules for standards essential patents

02/07/2012, 11:02 pm

Apple addressed the European Telecommunications Standards Institute in November, asking the organization to set clear polices governing how its member companies license their patents.

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Google to continue Motorola's FRAND licensing that seeks to monopolize H.264, UMTS

02/07/2012, 08:02 pm

Google's worst fears about greedy H.264 patent holders and "bogus patent" warfare involving Android are coming true, albeit at the hands of Motorola, a company it seeks to acquire. Google is now promising to continue this same behavior itself after it buys the increasingly unreasonable and (outside of patent claims) unprofitable Android licensee.

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Motorola seeking 2.25% of Apple's sales for standard-essential patent license

02/04/2012, 11:02 am

Recently uncovered court documents from Motorola Mobility's legal complaints against Apple have revealed that the handset maker is seeking 2.25 percent of Apple's sales of wireless devices in exchange for a patent license covering its standard-essential intellectual property.

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Apple's iPhone takes 75% mobile phone profits with just 9% of units sold

02/03/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has reached new heights in unit sales and revenues, but its remarkable profitability in doing so has inhaled three quarters of the oxygen in the room.

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Apple returns 3G devices to German store as injunction quickly suspended

02/03/2012, 11:02 am

Just hours after word began to spread that Apple was forced to pull most of its 3G devices from its German online store following an injunction awarded to Motorola, the iPhone maker successfully had the ruling suspended and has recommenced sales.

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