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IF YOU THOUGHT that Apple's legal battles were over following the end of its case against Samsung you were wrong, as Motorola has filed a patent infringement claim against the company.
Google's Motorola Mobility unit filed a complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
Motorola is reportedly claiming that certain features of Apple devices, including the Iphone and Ipad, infringe seven of its patents, including location reminders, email notifications, video players and Apple's Siri voice assistant feature.
What's more, Motorola is taking a leaf out of Apple's book, and is seeking a ban on US imports of devices including the Iphone, Ipad and Mac computers. If this complaint is successful, it looks like the Motorola acquisition might pay off for Google after all.
A Motorola spokesperson said, "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."
This isn't the first time that Motorola has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, as the two companies have been at odds since licensing talks failed back in 2010. Most recently, US Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner dismissed patent infringement claims from both Apple and Motorola in US District Court, and the ITC is due to make a decision on 24 August as to whether Apple infringes a Motorola WiFi patent.
Apple was unavailable for comment at the time of publication. µ
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