Google and Motorola Settle Litigation with Immersion
Immersion Corporation today announced that it has settled a patent-based lawsuit filed against Google and its Motorola subsidiary. Immersion alleged that Google and Motorola violated its patents pertaining to haptic feedback as used in Motorola's Android devices and select Nexus-branded handsets. Google and Motorola have agreed to compensate Immersion for past Motorola device shipments and agreed to licensing terms for Immersion's technology moving forward. Immersion has dropped all its litigation against Motorola. Haptic feedback is the micro-vibration feature of many devices that allows users to know when they've pressed a capacitive or software button.
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Immersion and Apple Come to Terms Over Touch Patents
Immersion Corporation today said it has reached an accord with Apple concerning touch feedback patents. Immersion sued Apple in 2016 over the iPhone's use of touch and haptic technology.
Immersion Hits Apple with 3D Touch Lawsuit
Immersion has filed multiple lawsuits against Apple and AT&T, claiming the two violate its haptic feedback patents. Specifically, Immersion believes the Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Apple Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition make use to two patents pertaining to "haptic feedback system with stored effects" and "method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations." The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are further accused of infringing a third patent for "interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices" — or 3D Touch, the defining feature of the two phones.