Apple Hoping to Settle Motorola Lawsuits Via Arbitration
Apple would prefer to resolve its patent-related legal entanglements with Motorola through arbitration than through courtroom trials. According to paperwork filed by Apple this week, the company believes it can come to an agreement with Motorola (which is owned by Google) regarding its use of standard essential patents. "Apple is also interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely and agrees that arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolve the parties' dispute," said Apple. Bloomberg reports that the companies have traded several proposals already, and hope to end all the litigation pending between them worldwide. Apple has accused Motorola of abusing its standard essential patents by not offering them FRAND licensing terms. Apple recently settled patent litigation with HTC, which agreed to license Apple's patents for a 10-year period.
Apple and Nokia Bury the Patent Hatchet
Apple today said it has settled its patent complaints against Nokia and the two have signed a multi-year patent license. The two corporations sued one another in December of last year concerning licensing fees for Nokia's patents.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Samsung to Pay Apple $548M for Patents - with a Catch
Samsung will send Apple a check for $548 million to settle its ongoing patent litigation, according to FOSS Patents. The companies filed paperwork with a California court on Dec.
Apple Sues Qualcomm In China
Apple has filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time in China where it alleges Qualcomm abused its market position to score higher patent-licensing fees. Apple also said Qualcomm failed to honor its promise to license standard essential patents at fair rates, reports Reuters.