Google’s Motorola Mobility unit has filed a new patent-infringement case against Apple, stating that some of the features of Apple devices, including the Siri voice-recognition program, infringe its patents.
The complaint filed by Motorola at the U.S. International Trade Commission says that Apple has infringement has seven of Motorola Mobility patents on features such as location reminders, e-mail notification and phone/video players. Motorola is seeking a ban on U.S. imports of devices including the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers, through this case.
“We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations,” Motorola Mobility said in an e-mailed statement.
Apple has been fighting the patent battle with Motorola Mobility since 2010 after licensing talks failed. The technology giant is also caught up in a patent infringement dispute with Korean mobile manufacturer Samsung. Recent reports claim that Apple and Samsung are heading to closing arguments in their patent infringement trial. Samsung says Apple should pay $421.8 million to Samsung for infringing on its patents, and Apple is seeking $2.75 billion from Samsung in the case. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday, and the jury will decide on who amongst the two will emerge as a winner in the case.