Google Escalates Patent Madness, Sues Apple
As Verdict Looms in Apple Samsung Trial
With Motorola's freshly-acquired patents in tow, Google has jumped into an already heated patent war by filing suit against Apple via Motorola
, claiming that Apple is violating numerous patents tied to the iPad, iPhone -- and Siri -- Apple's voice assistant. The lawsuit seeks a ban of all iPads, iPhone and Apple computers being imported into the United States. Mike Masnick at Techdirt
notes that this is a new turn for Google, who had previously avoided using the abuse of patents to hinder competition. The lawsuit comes as the jury in the Apple versus Samsung case works on a verdict
in the high-profile feud, which could result in Apple getting the import of Samsung's Android-based phones to the United States banned.