In November, a bench trial officially began, further reviewing Motorola’s claims, and assessing the validity of its licensing fees. Now, a judge has ruled that Motorola’s patents are worth significantly less than the total $4 billion in licensing fees.
Google has been dealt another blow after the ITC threw out the final patent in a Motorola Mobility case against Apple.
Is Android a mess? Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, VP of Windows Phone, said Android is a mess at Drive into Mobile earlier this week. On the show this week, we went back and forth debate style discussing Terry’s accusation.
In Google’s earnings call for Q1 2013, CEO Larry Page touched on Motorola Mobility and their upcoming products. Page said he was enthusiastic by what he has seen so far.
A new report says that Google’s X Phone could be available in “over 20 colors,” reiterating once again that hardware customizations aren’t likely.
In an interview with PC Magazine, Motorola design chief Jim Wicks sheds some light on what’s been going on at Motorola since Google assumed control. “We’ve been spending the past eight months on this next generation of phones, and we’ve all seen positive feedback and collaboration around things.” Wicks said, also noting that other Google departments are turning to Motorola for advice and insight on things they may have some expertise in.
This morning, at All Things D: Dive into Mobile, Schmidt made another interesting statement. He said he has seen Motorola’s upcoming devices, and they are “phenomenal”. He went on to say they were “Phone plus” devices. That’s high praise, and further teases the rumored Motorola X phone.
Last week we reported that Verizon was planning a Jelly Bean update for the Motorola Droid Bionic for release on April 15th. Right on schedule, the update has now started rolling out to Bionic owners.
The Apple vs Samsung patent clash has been making the headlines the most in the past year or so, but that’s not the only seemingly endless legal dispute starring some of the big tech companies of today.
Apple’s famous “slide-to-unlock” patent has been invalidated by a German court.