Intellectual Ventures Sues Motorola Mobility For Infringement; Guess Who's Trying To Cause Trouble For Google?

from the ah,-the-fun-fights-of-billionaires dept

You can almost hear Intellectual Ventures' lawyers cackling with glee in announcing that they've filed their latest patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola Mobility -- the company that Google is buying for its patents. Clearly, this is a shot at Google. As for the patents in question, let's take a look:
  • 7,810,144: File transfer system for direct transfer between computers
  • 6,412,953: Illumination device and image projection apparatus comprising the device
  • 7,409,450: Transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) packet-centric wireless point to multi-point (PTMP) transmission system architecture
  • 7,120,462: Portable computing, communication and entertainment device with central processor carried in a detachable handset
  • 6,557,054: Method and system for distributing updates by presenting directory of software available for user installation that is not already installed on user stastion
  • 6,658,464: User station software that controls transport, storage, and presentation of content from a remote source
If that looks like an odd and random selection of patents, well, that's the idea. IV has its stacks upon stacks of patents, and they just rifle through them to find something -- anything -- that anyone they want to go after might infringe on. And, voila! open the cash register.

Filed Under: patents
Companies: google, intellectual ventures, motorola mobility

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Oct 2011 @ 7:01pm


    Publicly they might say they want patent reform. But the major players, the ones run mostly by lawyers, would rather the patent system get worse as long as they can say on top of the pile. They're only paying lipservice till they can tighten the noose around FOSS.

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