Apple Sues Motorola on Smartphone Patents
It's a countersuit, part of the escalating tech wars
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2010 4:23 PM CDT
A file photo of the Droid X, a smartphone from Motorola.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

(Newser) – Apple has responded to Motorola's you-stole-our-patents lawsuit with the expected no-you-stole-our-patents countersuit, reports Apple Insider. Apple actually filed two suits yesterday accusing Motorola of infringing on six iPhone patents related to multitouch features and graphical interfaces on its various smartphones, including the Droid.

The move comes after Motorola sued Apple earlier this month, accusing it of filching patents on everything from 3G to antenna design. The legal battle is one of several Apple has going with other phone makers, notes Electronista. Motorola has suggested that Apple is really trying to hurt Google by going after the companies that use its Android software.