Apple Files Complaint With EU Accusing Motorola Of Violating Fair Terms On Patents

Posted Feb 18, 2012

Motorola Mobility said that Apple has filed a complaint with the European Union against them accusing the company of violating a pledge to license industry-standard patents on fair terms. Motorola was notified about the complaint by the European Commission. However Motorola Mobility spokeswoman Jennifer Erickson said that the company is willing to negotiate a patent license with Apple.

Apple and Motorola Mobility have been suing each other in the U.S. and Europe over the technology used in smartphones. Motorola’s lawsuit against Apple is requesting 2.25% royalties of iPhones being sold. Motorola Mobility has won two out of three rulings in lawsuits they filed against Apple in Mannheim, Germany. In one case, Apple had to remove older iPhones and iPad models from their online store in Germany.

?MMI has a long-standing practice of licensing our patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and we offered those to Apple,? stated Erickson. Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.