While the trial against Samsung has ended and now only awaits a verdict, Apple’s legal struggles look far from over, as Motorola Mobility has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against it to ban iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch and Macs.
Bloomberg reports that Google-owned Motorola Mobility filed a complaint against the Cupertino-based tech giant at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) last week.
Motorola Mobility claims that Apple devices, specifically the iPhone and iPad, infringes seven patents that it currently owns, which include one related to voice assistant Siri, email notifications, location reminders and video players.
Apple appears to be getting a dose of its own medicine, as Motorola Mobility also wants the ITC to ban the importation of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch and Mac computers in the US market. If the governing body sides with the complainant, Google will certainly celebrate after acquiring itself a winner with Motorola Mobility and its horde of patents.
“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,” said a Motorola spokesperson.
Motorola has already filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple before since two years ago, when both companies started to argue over licensing talks that eventually failed.
Recently, US Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner brushed aside patent infringement claims from both Apple and Motorola, and the ITC will be due to deliver a decision by August 24 on whether Apple infringes a Motorola Wi-Fi patent.
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