Apr 27 2014, 12:00am CDT | by Bijon Kumar Pramanik
A US appeal scout has brought back claims that Apple has made against Motorola. They were dismissed previously, but this is another chance for Apple to stop sales of Android phones by Motorola.
There have been dozens of lawsuits involving people who produce Android operating system phones, but very few have had the results that Apple ultimately wanted. This comes in the middle of the case with Samsung as well, making it all the more important.
There are six patents in question with Motorola, who is now owned by Google. The arguments center around the patents’ definitions and the damages that would be due to the company. Apple hasn’t agreed with the definitions that courts have previously reported, though, and they are continuing to argue over what the patent means to them.
When Google sells Motorola to Lenovo, though, it will become more complicated as it isn’t known if they will also inherit the patent trouble. As the cases continue, it isn’t expected that Apple will be giving up on this any time soon. They have been hiring more lawyers than ever to make them the only producer of products using these patents, although what level of monetary compensation they should be due remains to be seen. The Samsung case in particular involves over $2 billion, which could be a huge blow to the company if Apple is found to be victorious.
Bijon Kumar Pramanik
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.
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