It's a surprise move given the trend of escalating legal battles between Apple and its various opponents, from Samsung Electronics to Motorola. What's surprising is Motorola just filed the complaint in August, and there isn't any reason given for the withdrawal. Two weeks ago, the ITC said it would look at the complaint. A withdrawal could signal a possible resolution to the conflict between Motorola and Apple, but Foss Patent's Florian Mueller, a legal consultant, noted that the filling, which became public today, explicitly states that there are no agreements between the two parties.
Mueller floated the idea that Motorola withdrew its complaint after Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex began looking at the case, noting that Judge Essex often puts up a high bar for complaints, "Maybe it's not just a coincidence that Motorola withdrew its complaint shortly after his appointment," he said in his blog, CNET has contacted Motorola and Apple for comment, We'll update the story when the companies respond, Apple remains embroiled in legal entanglements with several Android vendors, Samsung, for iphone case 2 phones instance, filed its lawsuit against Apple to include the iPhone 5 in its complaint, while a judge dismissed a U.S, ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1..
The Google unit had filed the complaint in August over seven patents. There still remains another complaint with the ITC. Motorola Mobility, a unit of Google, yesterday withdrew a complaint against Apple -- its second one -- from the U.S. International Trade Commission. The complaint involved the infringement of seven non-essential standards patents that Motorola accused Apple of violating, according to Foss Patents, which first spotted the move. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer some buying advice for a consumer considering the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3, It's not an easy decision, These devices are both excellent choices, I also explain to a different reader why I didn't even consider Sprint's network when buying my iPhone 5, And I talk about the importance of network coverage in making that final decision, Samsung Galaxy S3 vs, iPhone 5, Dear Maggie, I have a iphone case 2 phones question about smart phone selection, I've waited a long time to upgrade my Blackberry 9700 to an iPhone, (My wife and I are AT&T customers, I have an unlimited data plan, We both use Windows-based computers.) Last year when the iPhone 4s came out, I was disappointed that it wasn't the iPhone 5 with 4G LTE so I waited..
In the meantime, the Samsung Galaxy S3 arrived. Still, I went ahead and ordered the iPhone 5. I'm waiting for it to arrive, but I'm having second thoughts. I don't make or get many calls. I use the phone a lot more for productivity, travel, Internet access and entertainment. Because of this, I was really hoping the iPhone 5 screen would be bigger than it turned out to be. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a much larger display, has more configurability and expandability and seems to have most (if not all) of what I want. It is not straight-jacketed by iTunes. (A real plus in my book.) And, because of my Blackberry, I already have microUSB cables and chargers.