Motorola says iPhone and iPad infringe some of its patents, sues Apple

Not long after being sued by Microsoft, Motorola has announced that it’s suing Apple for the same old reason most companies in the mobile industry are suing each other: patent infringement.

Motorola (actually its Motorola Mobility subsidiary) claims that the “iPhone, iPad, iTouch and certain Mac computers” infringe a total of 18 patents.

Said patents are related to various technologies, including WCDMA (aka 3G), GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11, wireless email, location-based services, software application management, proximity sensing, and multi-device synchronization.

Moto says that these technologies are fraudulently used by Apple in “many of its core products and associated services”, including the famous App Store and MobileMe.

The Schaumburg-based company goes as far as asking the ITC to “issue an Exclusion Order barring Apple’s importation of infringing products, prohibiting further sales of infringing products that have already been imported, and halting the marketing, advertising, demonstration and warehousing of inventory for distribution and use of such imported products in the United States.”

You can read more here at Motorola.

Apple has not officially responded to Motorola’s claims yet. I’m looking forward to seeing what Steve Jobs has to say about all this – if anything.

Author: Florin

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  • Dazztyler1

    Perhaps microsoft is pulling the strings here… Trying to take down the giant apple…. Maybe.