It looks like it’s lawsuit time: after Microsoft suing Motorola over Android patent infringements, Motorola Mobility sues Apple for patent infringement.
Motorola’s three complaints include no less than 18 alleged patent infringements with reference to innovations which are found in Apple’s products and services, including iPhone, iPad, iTouch and some Macs as well as MobileMe and the App Store. According to the press release, Motorola’s pattents include wireless communication technologies like WCDMA (3G), GPRS, 802.11 and antenna design as well as “key smartphone technologies including wireless email, proximity sensing, software application management, location-based services and multi-device synchronization”.
Motorola asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate and Apple to stop importing and selling infringed products as well as cease marketing, advertising, demonstration and warehousing of inventory for distribution and use of such imported products in the U.S.
Kirk Dailey, Motorola Mobile’s vice president of intellectual property stated that they “engaged in lengthy negotiations but Apple has refused to take a license. We had no choice but to file these complaints to halt Apple’s continued infringement”.