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 Launches Multi-Purpose File-Wrangling App
Google today released the final version of Files Go, its new file-management app for Android. The app serves multiple purposes: it includes a file browser, local file transfer tool, and a tool to help free up storage on your phone.
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.
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 Another Complaint Against Apple
The International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Aqua Connect and Strategic Technology Partners that Apple is infringing on its patents. The two California-based firms filed grievances with the ITC in October and assert Apple's Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs violate their intellectual property.