Apple beefed up its patent infringement case against Motorola as it added 12 more patents to its lawsuit on Wednesday, bringing the total number of patents Apple is accusing Motorola of infringing to 24.
Earlier, Motorola sued the iPhone maker for violating 18 patents concerning general packet radio service (GPRS), Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA), 802.11 WiFi antenna technology and a host of other technologies.
The US International Trade Commission said it will be investigating Motorola because of the patent infringement case filed by Apple.
In Apple’s initial filing, the Cupertino-based company alleged Motorola of infringing on its patents concerning display, touchscreen, multitouch and other technologies.
Motorola has also filed a motion for declaratory judgment, requesting Apple to be barred from using patents in a case filed by Apple against HTC in its case against Motorola.
Apple’s addition of patents to its case fights that motion for declaratory judgment. Electronista reported that the tech giant has also requested that the case against Motorola be dismissed or moved from Delaware to Wisconsin where Apple’s case against Motorola is filed.
Apple has been reported by Bloomberg as the “world’s most-sued tech company” since 2008 and it has recently bolstered its legal team with top patent lawyers in the US, according to reports.