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.
Motorola Found to Infringe on MMS Patent
A Delaware jury today said Motorola violated a patent held by Intellectual Ventures. The patent pertains to how multimedia messages function on mobile devices.
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.
Google Settles with Rockstar Over Patents
Google disclosed this week that it has settled a lawsuit filed against it by Rockstar regarding mobile device patents. Rockstar is a patent-holding consortium led by Apple.