It has been practically impossible to read the news without seeing something about a lawsuit involving Apple recently. The iPhone maker has gone and sued many companies involved in making smartphones and tablets, and its fight with Samsung has been relentless, merciless and sometime ridiculous – on both sides. This time, Motorola Mobility is Apple’s Nemesis in a case that could get Apple’s juiciest products banned in the USA. Motorola Mobility seeks a ban on iPhone, iPad and Mac computers and a commission is scheduled to make its decision public (and final) on August 24.
This time, Apple may get a taste of its own medicine.
The situation is still developing, but according to a judge, Apple is breaching one Motorola Mobility patents, and there are several others in the dispute. Apple has counter-attacked by filing its own case against Motorola Mobility.
Unfortunately for Apple, the authorities have determined that there was no infringement from Motorola, and that two of Apple’s patents were actually invalid. Of course, the cycle of appeal has started and you can expect the other case to drag on for some time.
Motorola claims that it has tried to reach a licensing agreement with Apple: “We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations,” (Motorola Mobility)
What do you think?