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Details on Patents in Question Finally Revealed On Motorola’s Suit Against Apple

Last week, news broke that Motorola would be taking Apple, the world’s most valuable company to court over patents. Why would it be over anything else? The exact patents in question were unknown, but finally the ITC has made the documents public and everyone has since been able to go through with their combs to see what exactly has Motorola’s panties in a twist. 

According to a report from Unwired View, the case will revolve around 7 patents which are listed here below:

  • Patent No. 5,883,580 “Geographic-temporal significant messaging”
  • Patent No. 5,922,047 “Apparatus, method and system for multimedia control and communication”
  • Patent No. 6,425,002 “Apparatus and method for handling dispatching messages for various applications of a communication device”
  • Patent No. 6,493,673 “Markup language for interactive services and methods thereof”
  • Patent No. 6,983,370 “System for providing continuity between messaging clients and method therefor”
  • Patent No. 7,007,064 “Method and apparatus for obtaining and managing wirelessly communicated content”
  • Patent No. 7,383,983 “System and method for managing content between devices in various domains”

At this point, no one knows what to expect from the case or if these patents can give Goo-Moto the edge over Apple in a huge series of cases that all of these companies are currently in. No dates are set for hearings, but we will certainly keep you up to date on this one.

Maybe for Christmas, Santa can come and put a stop to all of this once and for all.

Via: Unwired View

  • Droidzilla
  • About time apple learns not to f*ck with people. Seriously, 95% of their patents were around before apple ever envisioned a phone.

  • MKader17

    Would someone mind explaining what the patents really are?

  • RW-1

    I really hate this, because it hurts all involved, but it’s about time that Apple got a taste of its own medicine.
    Forcibly show what they infringed upon, rightfully so and make them go back and retool their devices for once.
    It’s all about the huge cash reserves Apple has and doesn’t know what to do with … They could spend it on research and development of truly inventive devices and ideas, but yet use it to go after competition that has already surpassed them.
    It is truly the lawyers fault, round and round and they get paid for this $hit.
    Have to believe that sooner or later the judges in the cases presented will tire of the proceedings on both ends, but we can put an end to it early, petition your local represenatives to push patent reform – no software patents and a recind of those already granted – EOL.

  • DrewNusser

    Exactly. And since they’ve all been making phones for decades, it’s just a matter of time before they catch Apple with a ban-worthy patent. It’s stupid of Apple to not see this coming.

  • AndreGSNE

    Apple must die. Nothing more, nothing less. This has gone on long enough.

  • james

    Well party It is

  • TheWenger

    There are different subspecies of patent troll.

  • ArrTooDeeToo


    I call it…Moogle.

    • ArrTooDeeToo


    • JoshGroff

      Yay. 🙂

  • Jason Brown

    completely off-topic: what phone is that pictured? the back looks pretty nice.

  • baldypal

    I wonder what the chances are of the iPhone ban before September 21st?!

  • guma

    iPhone’s a stolen technology!!! rahhh rabble rabble rabblllleleeeelsdldskls lmcdsldc thermonuclear rabble rabble…………..

  • sk102704

    I hope the conclusion of this suit is an agreement that Google/Motorola won’t sue apple, and apple won’t sue Google’s partner’s and we can stop all this stupid patent fighting.

    • PhillipCun

      This won’t happen until they fix the patent system. The patent system is dated and flawed. Have you heard of patent trolls?

  • SeanBello

    so based on the general nature of these patents that remind me of the ridiculousness of the ones Apple is suing over, I can guess 2 scenarios:
    1) Samsung wins and this suit is meaningless because broad stroke patent suits will probably not be upheld because of the president the case creates.
    2) Apple wins their suit with Samsung and is immediately effed royally because their vague patents were upheld. These patents would absolutely cripple the iphone if they’re upheld.

  • kevin

    So..I have no idea what any of this means…

  • Tim Buchanan

    I wish Android OEMs would take the high road and leave all of this legal garbage to the patent trolls at Apple. When Apple becomes the only company suing everyone else, people might start to think twice about who they’re giving their money to.

    • moelsen8

      Id hope for the same.. but yeah right.

    • kevin

      This would be amazing but realistically apple has many of its consumers by the balls/boobs and no matter how much of a whiny little b*tch they will always have a strong fan base.

    • MonkeyWork

      That’s a nice sentiment, but with Apple getting devices banned, everyone would soon have to own an iPhone. There would be no more Android.

  • AlexKCMO

    Was it really necessary to include the world’s most valuable company? It’s pretty irrelevant to this company, and it’s not like I (and I doubt anybody else) thought you were talking about the other Apple, not the world’s most valuable company, that is also suing Motorola.

    Just saying.

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  • dsass600

    I hope moto wins. Apple must die.

    • chudilo

      Apple should not die. They did put together a revolutionary device. They should be put in their place and prevented from suing people for things they did not invent.

      • Rickerbilly

        The Americans throwing out Great Britain was revolutionary. Apple put an ipod in a phone, revolutionary? i think not.

        • Adam Marr

          Ahh yes, the smartphone and tablet markets were booming before Apple decided to step in…. Apple’s philosophy on device control and competition is something akin to the qualities of Joffrey Baratheon, but you can’t argue with with their timing and influence in the market.

  • RezCommand04231

    Let’s see the details, but looks like a gun to the head of Siri.

  • TheWhiteLotus

    If the iPhone gets banned from the US I will personally host a party and invite everyone who can show up.

    • digitalicecream

      I’m going to hold you to that. Also, I’m there.

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    • Knlegend1

      And it would be my freaking pleasure to make sure I’m there for that.

      • BAoxymoron

        BYOA/B/L party at the white lotus!!!!

    • Suralin

      Be sure to set up the event on Google+. We’ll share it across and you can even host a hangout!

    • Nicholassss

      I would drive anywhere under 24hours drive to take part in this.

    • Taking a Bite out of Apple

      I will bring the chips!

      • TheWhiteLotus

        Alright we have chips people!

    • Chancho1978

      Is Fred Willard going to be there? I’m not sure I want to go if he will be there.

    • will valentine

      im there. where

    • Michael

      My friend is a wine importer, I’ll bring a huge amout of fine wines from Domestic and across europe. He hooks me up at cost so $80 bottles are like 10 for me.

  • Breezer23

    My hell! Software patents are vague and boring. Judge Posner is 100% completely right.

  • Flyinion

    Goo-Moto? Hmmm, how about Goog-orola? Or Moogle?

    • Lucky Armpit

      LOL I like Moogle!! Damn that would have been a good Fantasy Football team name!
      The only problem if the sales of iPhones are ever blocked is that 2+ million people in the US will suddenly and simultaneously drop dead or check into the nearest hospital with symptoms akin to detoxification.

      • Fonk Apple

        I don’t see the problem.