Aug 18th, 2012

A new day, a new lawsuit to report on. Not too long after Judge Posner famously threw out their other case, Motorola and Apple will once again go head-to-head, though this time it’s Motorola who made the first move. It’s the first time the company has gone on the offensive since the completion of Google’s takeover, and hence might be the first time Google has used the patents it owns aggressively (I’m not totally sure of this, if anyone can point to a previous occasion, or confirm this, please do so in the comments).

Motorola is demanding a ban on the imports of the iPhone and iPad for alleged infringements of intellectual property used in Siri, E-Mail notifications, location reminders and music/video players. Ideally, most of us would like to see the end of this nonsense, but honestly, considering the known animosity Apple has towards the Android platform, I’m going to be cheering Motorola on.

What are your thoughts on the case? Do you think Motorola/Google should have gone on the offensive?

[The Verge]

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