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Topic: Motorola

EU considering Apple, Microsoft complaints against Motorola

04/02/2012, 05:04 pm

The European Commission is deciding whether to act on complaints from Apple and Microsoft over Motorola's alleged abuse of standard-essential patents to keep ahead of competition.


Judge affirms vital Apple touchscreen patent in case against Motorola

03/31/2012, 08:03 pm

Judge Richard Posner has issued an order upholding some of Apple's patent claims against Motorola Mobility that one analysis believes will likely result in a finding of infringement on Motorola's part.


ETSI postpones nano-SIM vote as battle rages on between Apple and Nokia

03/30/2012, 08:03 am

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute will not hold a vote today on a new nano-SIM standard, as two competing camps led by Apple and Nokia have not been able to come to terms.


Apple at odds with Motorola, Nokia, RIM over 'nano-SIM' design

03/21/2012, 09:03 am

Apple is said to be competing with rivals Motorola Mobility, Research in Motion and Nokia in pushing for a new, smaller SIM card standard.


Judge says Apple request for Google, Motorola documents too 'vague'

03/20/2012, 09:03 pm

A U.S. Circuit Judge has told Apple to "narrow its request" for information on Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the development of Android.


Final ITC ruling clears Motorola of Apple patent infringement

03/17/2012, 02:03 am

After reviewing an initial determination that exonerated Motorola Mobility from claims of infringement on certain Apple patents, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday handed down a "finding of no violation" that effectively brings an end to the nearly year-and-a-half long investigation.


Motorola injunction against Apple push services upheld in Germany

03/16/2012, 05:03 pm

German iOS device owners will be without push notifications for an extended period of time as a German court denied Apple's appeal to halt a Motorola ban on the service used by iCloud and MobileMe.


Motorola demanded license for all Apple iPhone patents for access to 3G standard

03/12/2012, 05:03 pm

Motorola Mobility demanded access to Apple's entire patent portfolio in order to gain access to its own patents required to practice industry standards, such as connecting to 3G mobile networks.


Motorola asks court to accept crowdsourced prior art claims against Apple patents

03/08/2012, 05:03 pm

Motorola Mobility has raised five new prior art claims in its defense against Apple patents, using contributions from "numerous individuals," claims that Apple has asked the court to strike "because they assert five new prior art references never before raised by Motorola in expert reports, invalidity contentions, or discovery responses."


iOS, Android increase smartphone market share while all others lose ground

03/08/2012, 01:03 pm

The battle for smartphone operating system supremacy is quickly becoming a two-horse race, as the latest data from comScore shows that only Apple and Google were able to grow their market share in the U.S. through January.


Apple seeks up to $15 per Android device in settlements offered to Motorola, Samsung

03/06/2012, 02:03 pm

Apple has reportedly offered settlements to Motorola and Samsung in patent infringement suits against its rivals, and has asked for between $5 and $15 per handset.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.