Google seems to be making good use of Motorola’s patent portfolio in its war against Apple. This week, it filed yet another lawsuit against Apple claiming patent infringement for features like Siri.
The new complaint by Motorola involves seven Motorola patents related to features like location reminders, email notifications, video playback etc. If Motorola wins this bout, we could see a ban on U.S. imports of the iPhone, iPad and the Mac from Asia.
Motorola has stated that it is willing to work out a licensing deal with Apple. Apple is also involved in a mega-lawsuit with Samsung, the top Android device manufacturer, which it seems likely to win.
Besides Google and Apple, Microsoft is the other major player in the patent wars, and it is already making a ton of money from Android patent licensing. We expect these patent battles between Apple and Google’s numerous allies to be drawn out over the next couple of years.