And yet another front has been opened in the patent wars between Apple and a number of tech firms in the mobile landscape. This time, Motorola was the one to fire the opening salvo, but a response from Apple was inevitable and the counter suit has arrived. The targets look to be Android-based smartphones from Motorola, so the big question is, "will Google get drawn into a proper patent fight with Apple very soon?" After all, these lawsuits appear to be proxy wars between the two tech giants.
PC Magazine - Apple has filed infringement suits against Motorola, saying that Multi-Touch smartphone uses Apple-owned intellectual property. Patently Apple was the first to report that Apple two separate suits against Motorola that include six different patents. The suits mostly pertain to Motorola's next generation smartphones, specifically the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Cliq XT, BakFlip Devour A555, Devour i1, and Charm.
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