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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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By spread on 1/16/2012 12:46:25 AM , Rating: 2
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All these various factors translate in to tangible and obvious extra value to the consumer. Which largely explains the popularity of Apple devices. Which is why Apple created the products and ecosystem that they did.


That and people buy Apple based on the hype. It's a fad and doesn't have to make sense. One thing that Apple knows is how to play the media and how to market which is why people are always talking about them.

Their products are slightly higher than average quality and they only have a couple of innovative new features here and there. Features they ripped off everyone else and packaged in one product.


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