Google, Motorola Forced to Give Apple Android Data
A judge has ordered Google and Motorola to deliver information concerning how the Android operating system was developed to Apple. The two companies must also give Apple information about Google's planned acquisition of Motorola. The cases relating to this action hail from 2010, when Apple sued Motorola over smartphone patents. Motorola counter-sued. Motorola and Google had hoped to prevent Apple from gaining access to this information. The first case, addressing Apple's patent claims against Motorola, begins June 11, and will be followed immediately by the Motorola v. Apple case.
Verizon's Moto Z2 Force Scores Android 8 Oreo Upgrade
Verizon Wireless today began rolling out the Android 8 Oreo system update to the Motorola Moto Z2 Force. In addition to the core Oreo features, including notification dots and picture-in-picture, the update makes improvements to productivity, performance, and notifications.
Motorola Owes Microsoft $14.5 Million Over Patent Spat
An appeals court has sided with Microsoft and upheld a 2013 verdict that says Motorola has to pay Microsoft for refusing to license standard-essential patents at fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory rates. This particular case began in 2010, when Microsoft sued Motorola for failing to pay it patent-licensing fees for technology found in Motorola's Android smartphones.
Motorola Told to Pay Fujifilm $10.2M for Patent Infringement
Motorola must pay Fujifilm $10.2 million for violating one of its imaging patents. Fujifilm sued Motorola in 2012 alleging the handset maker was violating four of its patents.
Apple Given Reprieve In VirnetX Patent Case
A judge has overturned a decision that would have seen Apple pay VirnetX $625 million in patent damages. The case took place earlier this year.