Judge Judge Robert N. Scola, the federal judge presiding over a “Motorola Mobility v. Apple” lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida in 2010 has granted a couple of HTC motions to sever Apple’s claims against HTC from the ones against Motorola Mobility and to transfer the case to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
That’s a court whose chief judge doesn’t seem to like all of Apple’s litigation tactics and which has previously stayed all of Apple’s lawsuits against HTC pending in that district, reports “FOSS Patents.” Read more at http://macte.ch/50sXf .
This is all part of an ongoing legal battle. In November 2010 Apple sued Motorola, alleging that the company’s smartphone lineup and the operating software it uses infringe on the iPhone-maker’s intellectual property. The two lawsuits came after Motorola sued Apple in October 2010 for patent infringement. Motorola claims that Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and certain Mac computers infringe Motorola patents.
Also in 2010 Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware. The lawsuit was filed concurrently with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in U.S. District Court in Delaware.