Apple has been in quite the patent frenzy with many well-known competitors including HTC, Samsung and even Kodak. They’ve attempted to ban Samsung’s products in foreign countries while Motorola has successfully banned Apple’s in Germany. Apple has literally been at war with Samsung over this patent stuff, but neither side seems to have won yet. HTC is facing a possible import ban on their products that infringe Apple’s patents.
And now we come to today where it seems that Motorola has put their finest employees to work finding patent infringements that would accumulate some extra cash. Keep reading to learn more about what Motorola has discovered in their patent archives.
Patently Apple reports today that Motorola has filed a new lawsuit against Apple for patent infringement. The multinational telecommunications company claims that Apple’s two major products, the iPhone 4S and iCloud, have infringed five of their patents. Please click the patent number in parenthesis following the descriptions below to see everything that the patent covers; this is if you’re looking for more information on the subject.
First, Motorola claims that the iPhone 4S’ antenna system is infringing their ”Receiver Having Concealed External Antenna” patent (5,710,987). This patent was legitimately issued to Motorola on January 20th of 1998, making it unique to the corporation.
Second, Motorola claims that both iCloud and the iPhone 4S infringe their ”Multiple Pager Status Synchronization System and Method” by However, Motorola seems to have made a mistake on their objection related to this patent because they list patent number 5,574,119 as the infringed patent in their report and when you investigate this patent thoroughly, you will notice that it does not relate to either of the products and wasn’t even filed by Motorola. Hopefully they’ll correct their mistake and expose what they truly meant.
Third, Motorola again claims that both iCloud and the iPhone 4S infringe their ”Method and Apparatus for Communicating Summarized Data” patent (5,958,006). This patent was legitimately issued to Motorola on September 28th of 1999, also making it unique to the corporation.
Fourth, Motorola claims that again, both iCloud and the iPhone 4S infringe their “System for Communicating User-Selected Criteria Filter Prepared at Wireless Client to Communication Server for Filtering Data Transferred from host to Said Wireless Client” patent (6,101,531). This patent was legitimately issued to Motorola on August 8th of 2000, making it unique to the corporation.
Fifth, Motorola claims that the iPhone 4S infringes their ”Apparatus for Controlling Utilization of Software Added to a Portable Communication Device” patent (6,008,737). This patent was legitimately issued to Motorola on December 28th of 1999, making it unique to the corporation.
Sixth and final, Motorola claims that both iCloud and the iPhone 4S infringe their ”Method and Apparatus in a Wireless Messaging System for Facilitating an Exchange of Address Information” patent (6,377,161). This patent was legitimately issued to Motorola on April 23rd of 2002, again making it unique to the corporation.
Motorola is attempting to obtain a sufficient amount of compensation for the infringement that Apple’s products have made on their patents. They are also working to obtain triple damages for Apple’s premeditated infringement of each of the aforementioned patents.