Motorola Files Patent Lawsuit over Apple’s Siri, Seeks iPhone Ban

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Motorola Mobility hit Apple with a new patent infringement lawsuit over the weekend claiming Siri, along with other features, infringe on patents it owns. The case was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission and Motorola is hoping to win an import ban on the iPhone and iPad, along with Mac computers.

Motorola says Siri infringes on its patentsMotorola says Siri infringes on its patents

Along with Siri voice-based control feature, the lawsuit alleged Apple is infringing on patents covering location-based reminders, mobile video players, and email notifications, according to Bloomberg. In total, seven patents are included in the lawsuit, none of which are considered standards essential.

This marks Motorola’s second patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The company is claiming in this new case that Apple refused to cooperate in licensing negotiations.

“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,” the company said.

Apple and Motorola recently won summary judgements in their earlier patent infringement lawsuit, although the Judge’s ruling won’t help Motorola as the trial moves forward. Apple’s antitrust claims against Motorola were axed as part of the summary judgement, and it looks unlikely that an injunction based on standards essential patents to block iPhone sales will happen.

A hearing date for Motorola’s new patent infringement case has not yet been set.

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1 Comments

stilep

Although I love the fact that some of these companies are starting to push back with their own ridiculous lawsuits, I’m hoping that the apex of this back and forth foolishness is reached very soon and everyone realizes how much time and money they’ve been wasting.  And then get back to trying to win with clever marketing. Some of these new ads from both sides are just awful.

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