Adding another suit to the series of legal skirmishes falling under the overarching battle between Apple and Android Manufacturers, Motorola Mobility has filed a new lawsuit in Florida, accusing Apple of infringing on a handful of technology patents. This suit is hot on the heels of a preliminary U.S. ITC decision that Moto had not infringed on Apple's patents, and comes as an addition to an existing Florida lawsuit (which began in late 2010).

The suit includes six patents, ranging from internal antennas to methods for communicating summarized data. Here's a full list, courtesy of FOSS Patents, who first broke the story:

These complaints are asserted against the iPhone 4S and Apple's iCloud service. Given the duration of MMI's pre-existing suit in Florida, it may take a while for the accusations to reach trial.

As FOSS notes, the timing of this suit is significant – as you may know, Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility has not closed just yet, so the fact that they signed off (as required by the merger agreement) says something. What those following the overarching legal battles can be sure of, however, is that neither side is prepared to back down, and Motorola Mobility is still fighting hard in the legal arena.

via FOSS Patents

Liam Spradlin
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  • Darkbotic

    Hope they get the injuction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abetsi Albert Rabuyo

    This is gonna b fun. >:)

  • mastermind26

    Why is the terminology so vague for all these patents?

    it's like making the most general statements and applying to the most specific devices/situations/processes.

  • Sam

    Patent system needs to be overhauled

  • Anthony

    Anthony moto does win, so many apple users will complain about not having icloud anymore that the ruling will be overturned. The beauty about Android is that 1 service gets knocked out, we have at least 3 more to work with. (:

  • ocdtrekkie

    Motorola Mobility's logo isn't blue. A different company's logo is blue.

  • Eddie

    Finally an Android company suing Apple! Hope Apple gets what they deserve.

  • Topgun

    Wow, those are some big ones. If they do (any with wording of those patents they will) get a injunction...then put the money of for it, Apple will be in some serious serious trouble. I can see this one making Apple back off and settling for royalties and a seize to all current and future lawsuits. Apple will have to completely redesign their phones to not use an internal antenna, just to start. And bye bye to any type of cloud services. This will be an interesting one to follow.

  • RickyD

    paybacks are a BITCH!!

    never start a fight you can't finish baby!!!

  • Damnapple

    That first one is HUGE and is not an abstract idea. In fact it's a very tangible thing. Motorola wins that one for sure. Damn you to hell crapple!

  • nishan goswami

    Ha Ha patent trolls got trolled,
    Good luck waging a patent war with the company that made the first mobile phone crapple