Motorola Hits RIM with Patent Violation Complaint
Today Motorola filed a complaint against Research In Motion with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Motorola alleges that RIM is violating five of its patents, which concern Wi-Fi access, application management, user interface and power management. Motorola is seeking a ban against RIM while the complaint is being investigated. It hopes to block RIM from importing any more handsets that violate the patents, as well as cease marketing and selling its existing stock of handsets in the U.S. The company's intellectual property lawyer said in a prepared statement, "In light of RIM's continued unlicensed use of Motorola's patents, RIM's use of delay tactics in our current patent litigation, and RIM's refusal to design out Motorola's proprietary technology, Motorola had no choice but to file a complaint with the ITC to halt RIM's continued infringement. Motorola will continue to take all necessary steps to protect its R&D and intellectual property."
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 to Let Others Make Mods for Z Droids
Motorola today showed off the Z Droid and Z Droid Force handsets, which are compatible with magnetic modules that attach to the back. The Z Droid and Z Droid Force will have access to a handful of Moto Mods at launch, but Motorola hopes other companies will make Mods, too.
ITC to Investigate 8 Phone Makers Over Patent Claims
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate a complaint from Creative Technology / Creative Labs that accuses eight different smartphone makers of infringing on patents.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
Qualcomm Seeks to Ban Intel-Powered iPhones in U.S.
Qualcomm this week launched a major new patent dispute with Apple. Qualcomm is filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking to block the importation of iPhones that infringe on six Qualcomm patents loosely related to power efficiency.
Whatever happened to ' if you can't beat em join em'?
But then again, we need stuff to read about.
Out of control
There really needs to be tort reform.
Of course, it seems that when it comes to RIM, we need tort reform, when it comes to Apple, we lets run out and play. Not saying its you adlius, infact I don't get...