Google Finally Draws Its Sword; Files New Case Against Apple With Motorola Patents

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    It's been a long time coming, but Google has finally joined the patent wars fray against Apple. A new report from Bloomberg shared that Google, using patents from the recently acquired Motorola Mobility, filed a patent infringement case with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Apple. The infringement lawsuit claims that Apple violates seven Motorola Mobility patents, including location reminders, e-mail notification, phone/video players. The extent of these patents encompass many features used in the iPhone including Apple's new Siri voice-recognition program.

    Furthermore, Google isn't just posturing with this case, and are looking for the harshest penalties against Apple. Google requested that the ITC impose an import ban on almost all of Apple's devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. Google said the following in an emailed statement, “We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations,” Motorola Mobility said in an e-mailed statement.

    According to this report, Motorola has actively been trying to work with Apple on a cross-licensing settlement of some kind, but Apple has been recalcitrant. Of course, as you might know already, this isn't the first patent fight between Apple and Motorola. Since 2010, Apple has been locked in a legal fight with Motorola, although Apple already lost that fight. Here's a quote with some additional details,

    Additionally, Motorola previously secured another victory against Apple. In April, a trade judge ruled that Apple infringed one of four Motorola Mobility patents, over the way computers transmit signals through Wi-Fi. These findings are currently being reviewed and the final decision is expected on Aug. 24.

    Now that Google owns Motorola Mobility, they can challenge Apple directly in court. It appeared Apple was avoiding a direct fight with Google for some time, but would instead go after OEMs that produced Android prodcuts. Perhaps, Apple saw them as weaker targets. It's about time we see Google wade into this battle with sword drawn, and force Apple's hand. Now the fight will be on more equal terms. What do you guys think will happen?

    Source: Bloomberg
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    Kewl.... Googlerola. Apple killers.. kewl.
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    Just reading about these patent wars wear me out.
    Apple needs a nice kick in the face.
    I hope Google Motorola capitalizes on this one, shutting down Apple's ego.
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    Same here. I really am getting very tired of all the lawsuits. I hope Google wins this one and stops Apple products from getting sold in the US for a while. I think that might be enough to shut Apple up.

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    I doubt Google would venture in without confidence of a victory.

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    I highly doubt Google will be able to get their wishes of import bans on almost all Apple products, that may be a little steep in the courts eyes. I am very glad to see Google stepping up to the plate, it'd be awesome if it put an end to this drama.
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    For nostalgic purposes right? ;)

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    I personally hope that google gets apples devices banned if not only temporarily. That would teach them a lesson in humility (as well as a lesson for all the apple fanboys) and hurt their pockets. These battles have went on long enough because apple has been the biggest bully in the schoolyard taking everyones lunch money and forcing them to do their homework for them.
    Its time for a bigger person to walk up and take the bullys lunch for a change.

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    true, but apple has deep pockets and i bet has no issue paying off people.
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    They are both so rich that it is irrelevant, I think that everyone knows Apple's game and also knows that Google "doesn't want to be evil" I believe this will come down to politics of sorts. All eyes will be on this one if it involves Google's name and not just Motorola

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    +1 but to add and from what i read, 80% of the metadata Apple uses comes from Google.


    Both have deep pockets but it's Google who is the king of information flow.

    Apple needs to tread carefully when they face Google.
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    Exactly my thoughts too.
    Let's see how it unfolds although I'm weary of this garbage.
    This is all getting old.
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    I would love to see apples products get a ban even for just a month. Go Google! Lol

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    Whatever it takes to get Apple to stop the crying, whining and sit down n shut up, so be it.

    We gotta remember Apple was trying to be slick and had some stock Android icons in there they were crying about at one time in their Samsung battle. And the whole Siri thing that had Google tweak the search... Yea...its about time Google stepped in the ring against Apple.
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    it's about time, I'm tired of telling my iphone loving friends exactly WHY I don't like apple and then educating them on their dirty business practices.
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    Honestly, I don't root for anyone on this.

    The real problem is that patents like these should not be given out in the first place. Atari sued other companies for years in the 80s and 90s for simple things like "parallax scrolling" (two backgrounds scrolling horizontally at different speeds to give the illusion of 3d). Really, Atari? Everyone that creates scrolling graphics has to pay you or get your permission? Some things haven't changed.

    Patents for software technology are given out too easily, and their interpretations can be subjective and vague enough that suddenly everyone is violating everyone's patents when they're just trying to build simple features into their devices.