Now this is just getting ridiculous. Motorola today announced they are going after Apple for infringement over 18 of their patents. This 18 mostly involve 3G antennas and things in that nature.
Now I say this is ridiculous because now that Motorola has sued Apple, Apple will counter sue and go against Motorola for similar things as Microsoft is doing. This means the battle of who is being sued now involves everyone from Google to HTC and now Apple.
The Motorola patents include wireless communication technologies, such as WCDMA (3G), GPRS, 802.11 and antenna design, and key smartphone technologies including wireless email, proximity sensing, software application management, location-based services and multi-device synchronizationI do not get why this is all happening now, but at this rate America will not have any good devices left since the International Trade Commission will ban them all.“Motorola has innovated and patented throughout every cycle of the telecommunications industry evolution, from Motorola’s invention of the cell phone to its development of premier smartphone products. We have extensively licensed our industry-leading intellectual property portfolio, consisting of tens of thousands of patents in the U.S. and worldwide. After Apple’s late entry into the telecommunications market, we 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,” said Kirk Daily, corporate vice president of intellectual property at Motorola.
News via: BGR