Apple Sued by Motorola Mobility for Patent Infringement

Motorola (MOT) announced today that it’s subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, has filed three complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Apple (AAPL). Motorola alleges that Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iTouch and certain Mac computers infringe Motorola patents. Motorola Mobility also filed patent infringement complaints against Apple in the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of Florida.

Overall, Motorola Mobility’s complaints include 18 patents, which relate to early-stage innovations developed by Motorola in key technology areas found on many of Apple’s core products and associated services, including MobileMe and the App Store.

Shares of Motorola lost 14 cents, or 1.62 percent, to $8.50 at 2:16 p.m. ET in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. Apple fell $1.70, or 0.63 percent, to $287.06 in Nasdaq trading.

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