Just as Samsung and Apple's lawsuit comes to a close, Google's recently-acquired Motorola is now taking a swing at the Cupertino-based company. Motorola have claimed that Apple are infringing on seven of its patents, and are seeking to block the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers from being imported into the United States.
Google acquired the device maker back in February, and until now, Motorola have been tightly lipped on its previous problems with Apple. But, according to a piece from Bloomberg, Google's Motorola division have just filed a new patent lawsuit against the company, opening up some of those old, sore wounds that were leftover from Motorola and Apple's long history of legal disputes. Motorola's complaint over at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) named features such as location reminders, e-mail notifications, along with phone and video players as possible infringements.
These complaints are some of Apple's biggest features in their iOS-based devices, and with Google's lust of blocking US imports of Apple products, it would be a huge win for Google and an even bigger loss for Apple. Motorola Mobility have said in a 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.
It looks like Apple thought they had it all tied up with the Samsung case, but by the sounds of it, this could be the case to have our eyes on. Especially since Apple's share prices are at an all-time high at the moment.
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