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Motorola Files ITC Suit Over 7 Patents It Says Apple Infringed

Motorola Files ITC Suit Over 7 Patents It Says Apple Infringed

On Friday, Motorola Mobility, who just happens to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google, announced the filing of a new ITC complaint against Apple. There are seven patents-in-suit in the filing.

FOSS Patents:

Today I have been able to access the complaint. It was filed by Quinn Emanuel, the law firm that previously represented Motorola Mobility in most of its lawsuits with Apple. Quinn Emanuel is also Samsung’s counsel in the ongoing California trial (where it just achieved a significant improvement for its client ahead of jury deliberations).

Motorola filed a companion lawsuit (over the same seven patents) against Apple with the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Here are the seven patents FOSS says are listed in the filing.:

  1. U.S. Patent No. 5,883,580on “geographic-temporal significant messaging”accused products: iPhone 4 and 4S
  2. U.S. Patent No. 5,922,047on an “apparatus, method and system for multimedia control and communication”accused products: iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S; iPad 2 and 3
  3. U.S. Patent No. 6,425,002on an “apparatus and method for handling dispatching messages for various applications of a communication device”accused products: iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S; iPad 2 and 3
  4. U.S. Patent No, 6,493,673on a “markup language for interactive services and methods thereof”accused product: iPhone 4S
  5. U.S. Patent No. 6,983,370on a “system for providing continuity between messaging clients and method therefor”accused products: iPhone 4 and 4S; iPad 2 and 3; Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air
  6. U.S. Patent No. 7,007,064on a “method and apparatus for obtaining and managing wirelessly communicated content”accused products: iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S; iPad 2 and 3
  7. U.S. Patent No. 7,383,983on a “system and method for managing content between devices in various domains”Accused products: iPod touch; iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S; iPad,¬†iPad¬†2, iPad 3

All seven are homegrown Motorola patents. For more information on the individual patents, be sure to check out the above link to FOSS.

It is believed that the ITC will open an investigation of the complaint within about a month.

And the patent battles continue…