Motorola's 3G Patent Suit Against Apple Dismissed in Germany
The Mannheim Regional Court today dismissed a lawsuit filed by Motorola against Apple concerning what Motorola called a standards essential 3G/UMTS patent. The patent in question covered the "method and system for generating a complex pseudonoise sequence for processing a code division multiple access [CDMA] signal." The judge overseeing the lawsuit said that Motorola did not effectively argue its case, and ruled that Apple is not infringing on the patent. Motorola and Apple have traded courtroom wins and losses regarding smartphone patents. Patent litigation is rampant across the smartphone industry, with lawsuits pending in dozens of countries.
Apple Vindicated in Another Patent Troll Lawsuit
Apple beat back a lawsuit brought on by a small Honolulu-based company over mobile device patents. GPNE alleged that nine Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, violated certain patents it holds regarding pager technology.
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.
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.
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.
Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent
Apple is facing a massive judgment in a patent complaint concerning processors found in the iPhone and iPad. A jury in Madison, Wisconsin, found Apple guilty of using a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) without permission.