Tension Grows Between Apple and Google as Motorola Files iPhone Lawsuit

By , Jan 26, 2012

Reports are coming in that Motorola Mobility has just filed a significant lawsuit against Apple in the US over the illegal use of its intellectual property. Motorola believes that Apple is using its patents in both its iPhone 4S and iCloud products.

MM recently won an injunction against Apple late last year in a German court. And although the decision has yet to make an impact on Apple’s sales in the country, it could certainly play a major part in Motorola’s new lawsuit here in the States…

The lawsuit was filed in the southern district of Florida and relates to 6 of Motorola’s patents:

  • “Receiver having concealed external antenna”
  • “Multiple pager status synchronization system and method”
  • “Method and apparatus for communicating summarized data”
  • “System for communicating user-selected criteria filter prepared at wireless client to communication server for filtering data transfered from host to said wireless client”
  • “Apparatus for controlling utilization of software added to a portable communication device”
  • Method and apparatus in a wireless messaging system facilitating an exchange of address information”

The big news here, as FOSSPatents points out, is that Google more than likely gave Motorola the green light to file this lawsuit. The search giant is in the process of buying out the handset-maker and has already taken control over many aspects of the company.

Apple’s never gone head to head with Google in the courtroom — only Android manufacturers. But something tells us it won’t be long before this happens. And once Apple comes face-to-face with its true enemy in all of this, we imagine things could get pretty interesting.

[AppleInsider]

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  • fuck these fucking lawsuits again

  • Anonymous

    Motorola can now say GOODBYE APPLE, instead of HELLO MOTO.

  • Ignacio Irigoyen

    I think all this lawsuits are an excellent exercise in futility. Its like they are shooting at random and hoping to hit something.

  • apple should pay them 97 billion dollars…not sure why i picked that number. just sounds good 😉

  • Apple shouldnt of started this, i use the 4s but ig otta admit has Apple set themselves up for a fall here?

  • started with the lawsuits i meant in the first place now everyones having a go back at apple

  • Well, turn about is fair play, I guess :)

  • This is a mobile phone there going to tread on each others toes..it’s a mobile phone ..and they all make them…

  • Lmao all of this would make a good movie :)

  • Anonymous

    Some of these patents are obscene. Like “receiver having concealed external antenna”.

    • Obscene like some of apples suits? Rectangle device with black bezzel.

      • Anonymous

        Absolutely revolting. You get it. If they don’t have the black bezel patented, they certainly have the white one.

  • Anonymous

    No to offend the Germans, but these are the same people who started world war 1 and 2. I think that speaks plenty for their “mindset”

    • Fuck you. I have a good german friend, and he’s nothing like that. You might not have realized it, but that was in the past and that was Hitler.

  • Anonymous

    It makes me think….. “Darth Vader turning against the Evil Empire!!!”