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.
Nov 13, 2018
Essential Products today said the magnetic snap-on headphone jack it announced over the summer is available for the Essential Phone. Like existing Essential Phone accessories, the 3.5mm headphone jack is a modular attachment that affixes to two small poles on the rear of the phone.
Dec 20, 2018
Apple today indicated that it will yank at least some versions of the iPhone from store shelves in Germany after a court ruled that Apple is violating patented Qualcomm technology. The court said Apple could not sell devices in Germany that contain a specific part.
May 24, 2018
Essential Products is for sale, reports Bloomberg, and has cancelled plans to develop a new phone. The company has hired a financial firm in order to help advise it on a potential sale, according to Bloomberg's sources, who also say Essential has already received interest from one possible buyer.
Jun 7, 2018
Essential Products today revealed the latest magnetic accessory for the Essential Phone: a snap-on headphone jack. Like the existing camera accessory, the 3.5mm headphone jack is a modular attachment that affixes to two small poles on the rear of the phone.
Dec 31, 2018
Essential Products confirmed that its first mobile device, the Essential Phone, is no longer available. "We are sold out of Essential Phone on essential.com and won’t be adding any new inventory," said Essential in a statement provided to Droid-Life.