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Google, Apple Patent War Continues

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Motorola submits another claim against Apple, resulting in an invalidation and a likely appeal.

The patent war between Google and Apple continues to rage on. It initially started in 2010 with a claim against Apple. Here we are, three years later, and yet another claim has been launched, this time from Motorola (owned by Google) complaining over user interface control through sensors, which Apple has also been using. This patent (Number 6,246,862) has, however, been invalidated by the International Trace Center (ITC), striking a large blow against Motorola and Google. The company will predictably be making use of the laws that govern lawsuit appeals in the Federal Courts.

With this claim being the latest in a line of over a thousand patent complaints submitted, both companies are losing cases left, right and center, hopefully resulting in a soon-to-come stalemate that will end this childish bickering. Apple and Google should perhaps stop spending so much time in the courtrooms pointing fingers at each other, and alternatively invest it into R&D as well as costumer satisfaction.

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    ddpruitt , April 25, 2013 7:31 AM
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    Apple and Google should perhaps stop spending so much time in the courtrooms pointing fingers at each other, and alternatively invest it into R&D as well as costumer satisfaction.


    This
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    burmese_dude , April 25, 2013 7:50 AM
    Go Google. Kick Apple's ass.
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  • 12 Hide
    ddpruitt , April 25, 2013 7:31 AM
    Quote:
    Apple and Google should perhaps stop spending so much time in the courtrooms pointing fingers at each other, and alternatively invest it into R&D as well as costumer satisfaction.


    This
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    burmese_dude , April 25, 2013 7:50 AM
    Go Google. Kick Apple's ass.
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    vaughn2k , April 25, 2013 7:57 AM
    I second.. Kick everything on Apple as well..
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    anononon , April 25, 2013 8:33 AM
    Take down Cr-apple google!
    Then get back to R&D already!
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    g00fysmiley , April 25, 2013 8:33 AM
    the only winners are the lawyers, the only losers the consumers
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    fil1p , April 25, 2013 8:56 AM
    When will all these patent wars end!?!?! The money they spend on lawsuits could be used more productively.
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    InvalidError , April 25, 2013 8:57 AM
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    Apple and Google should perhaps stop spending so much time in the courtrooms pointing fingers at each other, and alternatively invest it into R&D as well as costumer satisfaction.


    This

    I bet all those lawsuits make many costumers very satisfied with all their orders from well-dressed lawyer customers.
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    Marid , April 25, 2013 11:46 AM
    What a bizarre op-ed. Apple's court victories continue with Android partners losing case after case where they attempt litigation with standards essential patents. As they should. Meanwhile Microsoft continues to win licensing agreements with one of the last holdouts being Motorola. Owned by Google. The writer and majority of posters clearly haven't had their hard work stolen before. If you had, you wouldn't be so quick to jump on the Google bandwagon. And don't give me 'rounded corners' nonsense. If Pepsi sold Pepsi in a Coke shaped bottle, Coca-cola would crush them in court.
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    -Jackson , April 25, 2013 12:04 PM
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    What a bizarre op-ed. Apple's court victories continue with Android partners losing case after case where they attempt litigation with standards essential patents. As they should. Meanwhile Microsoft continues to win licensing agreements with one of the last holdouts being Motorola. Owned by Google. The writer and majority of posters clearly haven't had their hard work stolen before. If you had, you wouldn't be so quick to jump on the Google bandwagon. And don't give me 'rounded corners' nonsense. If Pepsi sold Pepsi in a Coke shaped bottle, Coca-cola would crush them in court.

    Yeah but Pepsi and Coca-Cola are the same company now aren't they?

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    davewolfgang , April 25, 2013 12:06 PM
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    What a bizarre op-ed. Apple's court victories continue with Android partners losing case after case where they attempt litigation with standards essential patents. As they should. Meanwhile Microsoft continues to win licensing agreements with one of the last holdouts being Motorola. Owned by Google. The writer and majority of posters clearly haven't had their hard work stolen before. If you had, you wouldn't be so quick to jump on the Google bandwagon. And don't give me 'rounded corners' nonsense. If Pepsi sold Pepsi in a Coke shaped bottle, Coca-cola would crush them in court.


    Really? Fanboi much?

    They only win with a paid off judge and fixed jury.
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    house70 , April 25, 2013 1:07 PM
    @ Marid:
    Sounds like you have a personal beef with Google. LOL. Eager to see them taken down, ain't ya?
    About the so-called Apple victories: please tell us what you're smoking, would love to try that sometimes. OTOH, life must really suck for you when you turn on the news and find the truth to be opposite of what you've thought.
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    velocityg4 , April 25, 2013 5:54 PM
    Why don't they just agree to pay each other $200 million in fines they would have eventually won each year and save the taxpayers money in courts? Then also agree to donate $2 billion a year to charity which they would have spent in legal fees to win said $200 million.
    The same goes for Apple and Samsung, and all the other tech companies suing the bejeezus out of each other. I'll bet that the end result in all these lawsuits has been a 10 to 1 loss in legal fees and a whole bunch of taxpayer money being wasted in the courts for pissing contests.
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    Idonno , April 28, 2013 11:34 PM
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    the only winners are the lawyers, the only losers the consumers

    As a consumer your a loser as soon as you decide to give Apple your money anyway!
    And Google is just fighting back. If all the rest of the companies that Apple has filed frivolous law suites against would join in that would be karma in action!