Patent Trial Against Motorola Kicks Off This Week
A patent lawsuit filed by Intellectual Ventures against Google's Motorola unit gets under way this week. The lawsuit was first filed in 2011 and alleges that Motorola is violating several patents owned by the patent holding firm. Intellectual Ventures originally hoped to reach a licensing deal with Motorola, but said Motorola was unwilling to meet its terms. The trial relates to three patented technologies, two of which pertain to online updating services, found in Motorola's older Android handsets. Intellectual Ventures has sued a large number of handset companies during the last two years, most of which have settled at this point. The trial between Motorola and Intellectual Ventures is taking place in Delaware.
Review: Motorola Moto E5 Play
Motorola is selling its able-bodied, entry-level Moto E5 Play from Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, and Verizon Prepaid. If you're in the market for a solid, low-cost phone, the Moto E5 Play plays well thanks to its simple hardware, easy software, and capable performance.
Google's Project Fi to Sell the LG V35 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ, and Moto G6
Google is expanding the selection of phones available from its Project Fi MVNO. The company today said it will soon offer the LG V35 ThinQ, LG G7 ThinQ, and the Motorola Moto G6.
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.
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.