The Motorola unit of Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has filed a claim with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking an import ban on foreign-made products by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). The case would apply to iPhone, iPad and iTouch products.
No specific information is available at the ITC web site yet, but unlike many other lawsuits and claims in the smartphone sector, this one does not center on what are known as “standards-essential” patents. A standards-essentials patent is expected to be shared — or licensed reasonably easily — among the firms that compete in the sector.
Google’s claims against Apple reportedly involve infringement on location reminders, email notifications, video playback and the voice recognition Siri software. Essentially every mobile device Apple sells in the United States is covered by Google’s patent claims.
This is surely a shot across the bow of Apple as the company…
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