Apple sues Motorola over Qualcomm patent licensing agreementAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Boy, it's beginning to look like February 10th, 2012, could become known as Legal Friday. After a result in a German case between Motorola and Apple and then news of a new suit between Apple and Samsung, it's now been revealed that Apple has filed suit against Motorola in a San Diego court. Apple claims that Motorola has broken a patent licensing agreement that it has with Qualcomm by bringing a lawsuit against the Cupertino firm in Germany. The iDevice-maker goes on to argue that as a Qualcomm customer, it's a third-party beneficiary of the Moto-Qualcomm deal and that it can't be sued by Motorola because of that agreement. Apple is asking that Motorola be prevented from following through with its claims in Germany.
So there's your latest legal tiff that's emerged out of the world of mobile. It's just the latest one to be added to a pile of cases that's getting tougher to keep track of and, as I mentioned earlier today, it doesn't look like the lawsuits will be slowing any time soon. As for this latest suit between Apple and Motorola, it'll be interesting to see how the court decides to rule and if Apple does end up getting its German case with Motorola tossed. Those of you that are interested in checking out the full complaint can do so right here.