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Apple gets smacked down again

Apple is on the warpath when it comes to protecting its two biggest moneymakers: the iPhone and the iPad. Samsung has been Apple's favorite punching bag [1][2][3][4] [5], but Motorola has seen its fair share of attention from Apple as well. Now Motorola can add another victory to its tally in the fight against Apple.
 
An Administrative Law Judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Motorola's Droid family doesn't infringe upon the following three Apple patents:
 
U.S. Patent No. 7,812,828 [Ellipse fitting for multi-touch surfaces]
U.S. Patent No. 7,663,607 [Multipoint touchscreen]
U.S. Patent No. 5,379,430 [Object-oriented system locator system]
 

Not surprisingly, Motorola was quite pleased with the ruling and released the following statement:
 
We are pleased with today’s favorable outcome for Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility has worked hard over the years to develop technology and build an industry-leading intellectual property portfolio. We are proud to leverage this broad and deep portfolio to create differentiated innovations that enhance the user experience.
 
Apple could not be reached for comment.

Sources: CNET, U.S. ITC



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Moto can stand its own ground -thank you!.
By fteoath64 on 1/14/2012 1:40:23 AM , Rating: 2
This shows Moto Mobility (soon owned by Google) can fend off attacks to its Android handsets. It is also the last big manufacturer to not pay MicroSoft that "extortion" license on Android patents which MS claims infringe upon theirs.

This is a legal challenge for MicroSoft to "come and get us, if you dare". And you can see that for 2012, MicroSoft would NOT DARE take them to court. Be mindful that lawyers in google are looking at every piece of their patents to determine if infringement can be justified.




By Just Tom on 1/15/2012 9:24:35 AM , Rating: 2
You are aware that Google has lost its share of patent infringement cases? And that Microsoft has lawyers too?

It is probably impossible in todays business environment not to infringe on tech patents. It is why we see so many cross licensing agreements.


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