Early last month Motorola announced that they were filing suit against Apple over patent infringement encompassing a large number of Apple’s products. Late last week, in what appears to be a retaliatory move, Apple has filed a suit against Motorola over the potential infringement of six Apple patents all pertaining to Multi-touch technology. PatentlyApple has […]
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Apple Files Lawsuit Against Motorola Over Multi-Touch

Early last month Motorola announced that they were filing suit against Apple over patent infringement encompassing a large number of Apple’s products.

Late last week, in what appears to be a retaliatory move, Apple has filed a suit against Motorola over the potential infringement of six Apple patents all pertaining to Multi-touch technology. PatentlyApple has revealed the legal documents involved, and the suit involves the following Apple patents:

– Ellipse Fitting for Multi-Touch Surfaces
– Multipoint Touchscreen
– Object-Oriented System Locator System
– Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics
– Method and Apparatus for Displaying and Accessing Control and Status Information in a Computer System
– Support for Custom User-Interaction Elements in a Graphical, Event-Driven Computer System

The devices purportedly infringing on Apple’s patents include the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Cliq XT, BackFlip, Devour A555, Devour i1, and Charm.

Just add this lawsuit to the number of other ongoing lawsuits in the mobile industry including the lawsuits involving Apple and Kodak, Nokia, HTC, and Elan. It’s a mess out there.

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