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.
Google Updates Daydream to Version 2.0 Euphrates
Google today provided some insight on its Daydream virtual reality platform and says a new version of Daydream will soon make its debut. Daydream 2.0 Euphrates targets standalone VR headsets and is powered by Android O.
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.
Motorola Has to Stop Selling Phones in Germany
Motorola Mobility USA and Motorola Deutschland have been ordered to stop selling mobile phones in Germany after they were found guilty of infringing on a patent. A German court said Motorola's devices are improperly using patented antenna technology owned by LPKF Laser & Electronics AG.