As any fan of tech knows, there is an on-going court battle between the two giants, Samsung and Apple, over patents. Apple is suing Samsung and has been relentless in pursuit of the Korean giant. Both sides have been merciless and sometimes ridiculous.
Ubergizmo: Forget iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S and other iOS products may see ban on August 24
It seems that the court case could wind up with some of Apples bestselling products being banned from the shelves. Motorola are trying to ban the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers and the commission is ready to make a decision, which will be made public, on 24th August.
As Ubergizmo points out, we may end up seeing the iPhone 4S banned before Apple even has a chance to roll out its successor, the iPhone 5, in September.
While the situation is on-going, a judge has said that Apple has breached one of Motorola’s patents and there are many others still being disputed. Apple have hit back by filing a case against Motorola. However they are down on their luck it seems as it has been decided that Motorola have not caused an infringement and in fact two of the patents of Apple are invalid. With the appeal already started the case may drag on for a long time.
Motorola said that they had tried to reach an agreement over licenses with Apple and said that they would have liked to have been able to settle the issue over patents. However Apple has been unwilling to do so and therefore they had no option but to defend the innovations of the company in court.
This is not the first time Apple have sued a company but maybe this time they will get a taste of their own medicine and it may be a case of bad apples come the end of this month if things turn for the worse for the Cupertino company.