We’re just days into the aftermath of the Apple vs Samsung trial, and already we will need to fasten those seatbelts again, as now Google are preparing a patent lawsuit against Apple, which seeks a sales ban on essentially all of Apple’s money-making products: the iPhone, iPad and the Mac.
But when you’re Google and going up against Apple, one does not just sue based on “rectangles with rounded corners”, no. Google’s joint lawsuit with Motorola (now owned by Google) is to be based on “patent infringement for non-standard essential patents”. Non-standard what?
According to AndroidPIT, Google and Motorola has “filed a case for a patent/patents that courts cannot legally force companies to patent, meaning that if they win this case, Apple could be forced to completely stop using the technology in their devices.”
Details are still pretty bleak at the moment with regards to which patent(s) Google are referring to, but it is WiFi-related, which Motorola has attempted to license to Apple since 2010.
One thing’s for sure. We’ll definitely be keeping tabs on this lawsuit.
Thanks, Keith321 for posting this on /k!