Motorola Unit Files Suit against Apple over Android Patents

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 10:27

October 13, 2010 - Motorola Mobility, a unit of Motorola Inc., recently filed suit against Apple Inc. More specifically, Motorola filed for declaratory judgment, claiming that Motorola does not infringe 12 Apple patents related to mobile phone technology and that the patents are invalid.

Motorola filed the suit on October 8 because it had a "reasonable apprehension" that Apple would sue Motorola for patent infringement, especially because Apple has "a history of asserting the patents-in-suit."

According to papers filed in federal court in Delaware (Motorola Mobility Inc. v. Apple Inc., U.S. District Court, District of Delaware [Wilmington]), Motorola is seeking a jury trial and rulings of patent invalidity and non-infringement, plus legal fees and costs.