Motorola seeks iPhone and iPad ban in patent fight

09:47, October 08, 2010      

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Motorola's cell phone business has filed complaints with US courts and regulators, accusing Apple of infringing on 18 patents with its iPhone, iPad, iTouch and some of its computers.

The complaints follow a Microsoft lawsuit against Motorola and are the latest in a flurry of suits involving Apple and mobile phone vendors, including Nokia, HTC and mobile software provider Google.

Motorola said Wednesday that the complaints relate to Apple's MobileMe service and its software application store, regarding patents that cover wireless e-mail, proximity sensing, application management, location-based services and technology for synchronizing multiple devices.

In one complaint, Motorola asked the US International Trade Commission to investigate Apple and bar the US sale of the infringing products.

Motorola, which has lost out heavily to Apple in the cell phone market in the last three years, also filed federal court lawsuits in Illinois and Florida.

Source: Global Times

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