Quick Note: Motorola Secures Legal Victory Against Apple in Patent Suit
January 13, 2012 8:02 PM
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Apple gets smacked down again
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 [
], 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 [
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.
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1/15/2012 10:43:44 PM
Not even close.
You're right but you have it backwards:
No. That would be Microsoft.
We're talking about mobile platforms. iOS has far and away the best developer support in that arena.
Funny you mention Microsoft though, they have been one of the biggest iOS developers since the beginning. They have almost two dozen full featured apps on iOS (not the 5 or so Bing/MSN gateways like on Android) and are releasing Office for iOS later this year. Thanks for helping me make a point though.
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