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.
Review: Motorola Moto E5 Play
Motorola is selling its able-bodied, entry-level Moto E5 Play from Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, and Verizon Prepaid. If you're in the market for a solid, low-cost phone, the Moto E5 Play plays well thanks to its simple hardware, easy software, and capable performance.
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.
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.
Apple Must Pay U. Wisconsin $506 Million Over Patent
Apple was ordered this week by a U.S. judge to pay $506 million to the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) thanks to patented technology found in Apple's A7, A8, and A8X processors.