Apple Says Motorola's iPhone Claims Breach Licensing Deal

Law360, San Diego (February 10, 2012, 9:50 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. on Friday fired off a declaratory judgment action in California federal court alleging Motorola Mobility Inc.’s patent claims against its iPhone 4S in litigation in Germany breach a licensing agreement struck between Motorola and Qualcomm Inc.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple and its Irish unit, Apple Sales International, are asking the district court to block Motorola from prosecuting and enforcing its claims in Germany.

Motorola, which is in the process of being acquired by Android developer Google Inc., has sued Apple in Germany alleging that Apple’s...
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