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.
Review: Google Nexus 6
Google's latest Nexus handset comes from Motorola and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new operating system shines on Motorola's excellent hardware, which should appeal to more than nerds.
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.
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.
Motorola Told to Pay Fujifilm $10.2M for Patent Infringement
Motorola must pay Fujifilm $10.2 million for violating one of its imaging patents. Fujifilm sued Motorola in 2012 alleging the handset maker was violating four of its patents.
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.