We knew this was coming. Weeks after Motorola sued Apple for a host of patent infringements including technologies related to 3G, GPRS, 802.11 wireless, and antenna design, Apple has responded in its own manner by accusing Motorola of infringing six of their patents used in the iPhone.
- U.S. Patent No. 7,812,828 – “Elipse fitting for multi-touch surfaces”
- U.S. Patent No. 7,663,607 – “Multipoint touchscreen”
- U.S. Patent No. 5,379,430 – “Object-oriented system locator system”
- U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949 – “Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics”
- U.S. Patent No. 6,493,002 – “Method and apparatus for displaying and accessing control and status information in a computer system”
- U.S. Patent No. 5,838,315 – “Support for custom user-interaction elements in a graphical, event-driven computer system”