Patent row between Apple and Google reignites

Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 1:10pm IST Updated: Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 1:11pm IST | Place: WELLINGTON | Agency: ANI
Apple had filed a complaint against Motorola in the ITC in October 2010, which included patents relating to touch screen technology.

The patent fight between two of the world’s leaders in software and mobile manufacturing namely Google and Apple has been revived as a US appeals court has ruled that Apple should be able to renew its arguments against the company over violating two patents related to the iPhone.

According to Stuff.co.nz, the Federal US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Apple should renew the arguments at the International Trade Commission (ITC) that Google acquired Motorola Mobility unit violated the patents.

The court had found that the ITC erred when it invalidated one Apple patent and that Motorola didn’t infringe other and thus returned the case back to the ITC for further analysis.

Apple had filed a complaint against Motorola in the ITC in October 2010, which included patents relating to touch screen technology.

An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment while Google's Motorola unit said that the decision paves the way for the ITC to find that Apple's remaining claims are invalid, the report added.


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