While Samsung is still part of an ongoing battle with Apple, Motorola has decided to step up and join the fight. Google’s Motorola Mobility filed a new case with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Friday, claiming some features on Apple’s products infringe on it’s patents.
After having it’s entire case against Apple dismissed earlier this summer, Motorola has now requested an import ban on Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPad touch and Mac computers, claiming infringement on seven of its intellectual properties. Interestingly, the allegedly-infringed features include Apple’s Siri voice-recognition software, as well as e-mail notifications, the music/video player and location reminders.
Motorola Mobility emailed the following statement:
“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.”
The patents in question aren’t standards-essential, which means Motorola isn’tobligated to license its patents under the reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing law (FRAND). Unfortunately, details of the claim aren’t yet available, though action is slated for Aug. 24, when the commission will announce a final decision in the company’s previous case and possibly place an import ban on the iPhone.
We’ll be bringing you more details as we get them.