Motorola files lawsuit against Apple for iPhone 4S and iCloud

Motorola files a lawsuit against Apple claiming infringement of 6 patents.  The lawsuit came with the full permission of Google who has been going after Apple in a proxy war to claim more of the pot of gold.   The lawsuit filed today asks the courts for an injunction against the iPhone 4S and Apple’s iCloud service saying that they are infringing upon the following patents:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,710,987 on a “receiver having concealed external antenna”
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,754,119 on a “multiple pager status synchronization system and method”; Motorola is asserting the European equivalent of this patent against Apple in Mannheim, with a decision (that will likely be favorable for Motorola) scheduled for Friday of next week (February 3, 2012)
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,958,006 on a “method and apparatus for communicating summarized data”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,101,531 on a “system for communicating user-selected criteria filter prepared at wireless client to communication server for filtering data transferred from host to said wireless client”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,008,737 on an “apparatus for controlling utilization of software added to a portable communication device”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,377,161 on a “method and apparatus in a wireless messaging system for facilitating an exchange of address information”

This lawsuit was filed in the state of Florida where Motorola already has an ongoing battle with Apple.  The reason for this second lawsuit appears to be that it was told by the judge in the first case that it could not add these infringements to the ongoing case but were free to file a new lawsuit is so desired.

Source: Foss Patents

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