Motorola patent suit brings light to corruption in patent system

Intellectual Ventures takes on Motorola

Aside from small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the next most sought after victims of patent infringement suits are manufacturers in the technology space. Enter Motorola Mobility, a unit of Google Inc., and one of the latest to battle a patent litigation suit for its smartphone technology. 

Earlier this week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware met to evaluate the patent claim Intellectual Ventures set against Motorola. The original lawsuit was filed regarding three smartphone patents owned by Intellectual Ventures, which it claims Motorola Mobility has violated. The Bellevue-based company headed by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold originally sued Motorola back in 2011 and could not reach a licensing deal. As a result, the court will decide who comes out on top in a 10-day trial this week. 

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Stefanie Mosca

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