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Apple's FRAND lawsuit against Motorola dismissed in US

06 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple's FRAND lawsuit against Motorola dismissed in US - read the full textThe federal judge Barbara Crabb, of the Western District of Wisconsin, has dismissed with prejudice the Apple’s FRAND lawsuit against Motorola. This means Apple cannot file a similar lawsuit in another US court, unless it successfully appeals against the decision first. Last year Motorola...


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> In reply to Ruwin @ 2012-11-06 13:25 from MCrR - click to readSeems like your a member of Apple's crack legal team. Who cares about history and Intellectual property when one is spinning one's case. Much like the case in this article please do some research prior to going to blast mode....

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  • 2012-11-06 18:01
  • DIxY

I am glad Motorola has the upper hand. I think they are better than Apple when it comes to phones. What patents did Apple use from Motorola? My iphone 4s gets no signal at home while my Atrix HD get full bars. I went to a family party the other day and noticed that my whole family owns Motorola phones. My family is at least 10 years older than me and remember the days of the first mobile phone

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  • 2012-11-06 17:42
  • kxIs

> In reply to Giri @ 2012-11-06 14:55 from Mf58 - click to readLOLOLOL !! I read the same !

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  • 2012-11-06 17:40
  • vw7r

> In reply to xim @ 2012-11-06 15:41 from w7i1 - click to readreally good comment.thank you.motorola you are the born of mobile world. i realy love you.

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  • 2012-11-06 17:36
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> In reply to spelster @ 2012-11-06 16:18 from tCQg - click to readHahaha!!! 2K? While they still could't even reach HD on the iphone 5? Get back to reality. We're talking real world here!

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  • 2012-11-06 17:08
  • fXch

> In reply to xim @ 2012-11-06 15:41 from w7i1 - click to readgreat!!

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  • 2012-11-06 16:36
  • 2Zd{

next from the apple inc.
Tim cook saying - lets sue the apple(fruit)... LOL... ROFL...

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  • 2012-11-06 16:29
  • rJ3m

> In reply to gtp @ 2012-11-06 13:55 from 3Jn} - click to readI'll stop reading Archie and start reading Apple Fanboys comments for a good laugh.

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  • 2012-11-06 16:25
  • IWQi

apple could deal with moto and "allow" them to build phones with round edges again!

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  • 2012-11-06 16:19
  • Lmjs

> In reply to Ruwin @ 2012-11-06 13:25 from MCrR - click to readdo you know how to use wikipedia? try to do research first on who made the first mobile phone before making ignorant comments.

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  • 2012-11-06 16:18
  • tCQg

Motorola rules!!!!!

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  • 2012-11-06 16:13
  • iBtv

Speaking of touchscreen, Motorola first offered a touchscreen phone, the A6188, in early 2000, likely be the industry's first commercial touchscreen phone. What was Apple doing with touchscreen technology in 2000?

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  • 2012-11-06 16:07
  • tdv7

I hate Apple and I will never buy an Iphone. All they can do is suing its competitors but not satisfying its clients

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  • 2012-11-06 16:00
  • NjeL

i would never own an apple product even if one was given to me

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  • 2012-11-06 15:57
  • iIR0

Another apple lawsuit...... why am I not surprised?

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  • 2012-11-06 15:42
  • N9bD

1.In October 1946, Motorola communications equipment it has carried the first calls on Illinois Bell telephone company's new car radiotelephone service inChicago, Illinois.
2.In 1955, , Motorola introduced the world's first commercial high-power germanium-based transistor.
3.Beginning in 1958, with Explorer 1, Motorola provided radio equipment for most NASA space-flights for decades including during the 1969 moon landing. A year later, it established a subsidiary to conduct licensing and manufacturing for international markets.
4.In 1960, it introduced the world's first "large-screen" (19-inch), transistorized, cordless portable television. In 1963 it, introduced the world's first truly rectangular color TV. In 1974, Motorola sold its television business to the Japan-based parent company of Panasonic.
5.In 1969 Neil Armstrong spoke the famous words "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" from the Moon on a Motorola transceiver.[12]
6.In 1973, Motorola demonstrated the first hand-held portable telephone.[13]
7.Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first private handheld mobile phone call on a larger prototype model in 1973. This is a reenactment in 2007.
8.In September 1983, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the DynaTAC 8000X telephone, the world's first commercial cellular device.[14] The company was also strong in semiconductor technology, including integrated circuits used in computers. In particular, it is well known for the 6800 family and 68000 family of microprocessors used in Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Color Computer, and Apple Macintosh personal computers. Motorola also has a diverse line of communication products, including satellite systems, digital cable boxes and modems.
9.In 1986, Motorola invented the Six Sigma quality improvement process. This became a global standard. In 1990,
10.In 1991, Motorola demonstrated the world's first working-prototype digital cellular system and phones using GSM standard in Hanover, Germany.
11.In 1994, Motorola introduced the world's first commercial digital radio system that combined paging, data and cellular communications and voice dispatch in a single radio network and handset.
12.In 1995 Motorola introduced the world's first two-way pager which allowed users to receive text messages and e-mail and reply with a standard response. .
13.In June 2000, Motorola and Cisco supplied the world's first commercial GPRS cellular network to BT Cellnet in the United Kingdom. The world's first GPRS cell phone was also developed by Motorola.
14.In 2002, Motorola introduced the world's first wireless cable modem gateway which combined a high-speed cable modem router with an ethernet switch and wireless home gateway.
15.In 2003, Motorola introduced the world's first handset to combine a Linux operating system and Java technology with "full PDA functionality"

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  • 2012-11-06 15:41
  • w7i1

> In reply to cnick @ 2012-11-06 15:22 from 3RQm - click to readWrong!

Apple does not have the patent to (all) multitouch capacitive screens, it just has a patent (#7,663,607) to a very specific implementation of this kind of displays.

They did not invent multitouch! They just tweaked it a little for their purposes and patented the tweaks!

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  • 2012-11-06 15:41
  • N$iZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-06 14:28 from 2IsP - click to readDude you are getting nervous and this is bad for the health. It's not about copying anithins as you may think?

You know who has a pattent over multitouch capacitive screen? Apple
You know who has a pattent over a whatever other pattent? Motorola, maybe Nokia, Maybe Samsung...

If let's say Motorola doesn't want to make smartphones with touchscreens that need brute force to be operated and likes Apple's way must pay a fee to Apple(decided by agreement)for every smartphone sold. If Apple thinks their smartphone is stupid and want's to integrate "whatever other pattent" in it must pay a fee to Motorola, Samsung ... whatever the ovner is for every smartphone sold.

Apple just doesn't play nice(and they'll probably feel the consequences in court), it's not about any copying.

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  • 2012-11-06 15:22
  • 3RQm

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