Motorola Withdraws ITC Complaint Against Apple
Motorola today nixed a lawsuit it filed against Apple in August of this year. The complaint, which was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, centered on seven patents that Motorola accused Apple of violating. It was the second such lawsuit filed by Motorola against Apple. The first complaint still stands. Motorola provided no reason for withdrawing the second complaint, but said, "There are no agreements between Motorola and Apple, written or oral, express or implied, concerning the subject matter of this investigation." This means the companies have not settled the matter out of court, because by law they'd have to disclose such an agreement. The ITC had already agreed to investigate Motorola's claims against Apple, but Apple and the ITC did not oppose Motorola's withdrawal of the complaint. Motorola is owned by Google, which makes the Android smartphone operating system.
Google Testing 3rd-Party Email Access in iOS Gmail App
Google is allowing people to use their non-Gmail email service within the Gmail app for iOS. Apple's own iOS email app and Microsoft's Outlook email app both already support multiple email services, as does Gmail on Android handsets.
Immersion Files Patent Complaint Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it plans to investigate allegations made by Immersion that Apple and AT&T are violating its patents.
ITC to Investigate 8 Phone Makers Over Patent Claims
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate a complaint from Creative Technology / Creative Labs that accuses eight different smartphone makers of infringing on patents.
ITC to Investigate Nokia's Patent Complaints Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Nokia that Apple's smartphones and tablets violate its patented technology.