These are the seven patents Google’s Motorola Mobility is asserting against Apple

“On Friday, wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility announced the filing of a new (second) ITC complaint against Apple,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

MacDailyNews Note: Mueller previously commented on this announcement and possible tactical considerations behind it here.

Mueller reports, “Today I have been able to access the complaint. It was filed by Quinn Emanuel, the law firm that previously represented Motorola Mobility in most of its lawsuits with Apple. Quinn Emanuel is also Samsung’s counsel in the ongoing California trial (where it just achieved a significant improvement for its client ahead of jury deliberations).”

MacDailyNews Note: More info: Judge Lucy Koh grants Samsung a major breakthrough in Apple v. Samsung trial – August 20, 2012

Mueller reports, “Motorola filed a companion lawsuit (over the same seven patents) against Apple with the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. These are the seven patents-in-suit in the ITC action (and the companion federal lawsuit)…”

1. U.S. Patent No. 5,883,580 on “geographic-temporal significant messaging
2. U.S. Patent No. 5,922,047 on an “apparatus, method and system for multimedia control and communication”
3. U.S. Patent No. 6,425,002 on an “apparatus and method for handling dispatching messages for various applications of a communication device”
4. U.S. Patent No, 6,493,673 on a “markup language for interactive services and methods thereof”
5. U.S. Patent No. 6,983,370 on a “system for providing continuity between messaging clients and method therefor”
6. U.S. Patent No. 7,007,064 on a “method and apparatus for obtaining and managing wirelessly communicated content”
7. U.S. Patent No. 7,383,983 on a “system and method for managing content between devices in various domains”

Mueller reports, “All seven patents-in-suit are homegrown Motorola patents… The ITC will undoubtedly open an investigation of this complaint within about a month. The target date for the investigation will likely be somewhere in the first half of 2014.”

Much more, including descriptions of the 7 patents, in the full article here.


    1. No it is ABSOLUTELY ok . . . as long as they are legitimate claims, like Apples. I have not read these yet, but maybe they are OK. What is obviously screwed up though is that Google bought a whole company just so they could sue Apple as a defensive maneuver . . . because they know full well that they used a few of Apple’s patents in Android. Might have been cheaper to just come up with a different user interface like Microsoft did. As far as Samsung – they are just shameless and lazy and I really hope they lose.

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