Motorola (Google?) begins new patent lawsuit against Apple
Motorola Mobility yesterday filed a new patent-infringement case against Apple in the United States. Moto has applied to have several foreign-made Apple products refused entry into the US. That is, the iPhone, iPod, iPad and some Mac computers.
While it is quite unlikely that any US judge would grant such a sanction against Apple, there could be other repercussions for the Cupertino company. Apple could be forced to pay royalties per product sold or sign for licensing agreements.
In a statement to CNET on the matter, Google 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.
It looks like Google are doing this in an attempt to get Apple to simply stop with the patent-infringement allegations against Android OEMs. To tell Apple that they infringe on some of their own (recently purchased) patents and that the allegations must stop.
This would serve to inform Apple that Google will be protecting its OEMs and to help try and stop these wars. To try and find a happy medium and have an agreement between the fierce competitors of no more lawsuits. Sounds good to me.