Federal Complaint against Apple Cites 10 Mobility Patents
Separate Federal Complaint against Google Cites 10 Different Patents
In two separate complaints filed in
"Today's actions follow a careful review that we launched in late 2011
as we began to transform
"Apple and Google generate substantial revenues from devices and
services that rely on the intellectual property that
"The extensive number of patents named in the complaints against Apple
and Google, together with the four patents pending in another case filed
last year before the
In the case against Apple, the complaint specifically alleges that infringing Apple products and services include, among others:
The patents asserted against Apple are:
1. United States Patent No. 6,317,594, entitled "System and method for providing data to a wireless device upon detection of activity of the device on a wireless network," asserted against devices such as iPhones and iPads which are able to get information, for example update notifications, when the device is switched on or moves between cells of the cellular network.
2. United States Patent No. 6,317,831, entitled "Method and apparatus for establishing a secure connection over a one-way data path," asserted against services which use a push mechanism to get notifications to devices such as update badges sent to iPhone and iPad applications.
3. United States Patent No. 6,321,092, entitled "Multiple input data management for wireless location-based applications," asserted against devices such as iPhones and iPads which use more than one source of location information, for example GPS, Wi-Fi and cell tower location.
4. United States Patent No. 6,532,446, entitled "Server based speech recognition user interface for wireless devices," asserted against wireless server-assisted speech recognition for personal assistant services and dictation, such as Siri on iPhones and iPads.
5. United States Patent No. 6,647,260, entitled "Method and System
Facilitating Web Based Provisioning of
6. United States Patent No. 6,813,491, entitled "Method and apparatus for adapting settings of wireless communication devices in accordance with user proximity," asserted against ways of using motion and proximity sensors to control devices like iPhones and iPads.
7. United States Patent No. 7,020,685, entitled "Method and apparatus for providing internet content to SMS-based wireless devices," asserted against automated searching and information delivery based on keywords in a message from a mobile device, for example as used in Siri for iPhones and iPads.
8. United States Patent No. 7,233,790, entitled "Device capability based
discovery, packaging and provisioning of content for wireless mobile
devices," asserted against digital stores with content and Apps for
devices with different capabilities, for example the
9. United States Patent No. 7,299,033, entitled "Domain-based management
of distribution of digital content from multiple wireless services
subscribers," asserted against services such as iTunes or the
10. United States Patent No. 7,522,927, entitled "Interface for wireless location information," asserted against ways of obtaining device location information such as Find my iPhone, Find my iPad and Find my Friends.
The complaint against Google specifically alleges that infringing Google products and services include, among others:
The patents asserted against Google are:
1. United States Patent No. 6,292,657, entitled "Method and Architecture for Managing a Fleet of Mobile Stations Over Wireless Data Networks," asserted against mass updates to applications installed on devices such as Android phones and tablets.
2. United States Patent No. 6,654,786, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Informing Wireless Clients about Updated Information," asserted against push mechanisms to get updated information to devices such as Android phones and tablets.
3. United States Patent No. 6,662,016, entitled "Providing Graphical Location Information for Mobile Resources Using a Data-Enabled Network," asserted against placing a location marker for the current location of a mobile device on a corresponding map, such as My Location in Google Maps.
4. United States Patent No. 6,684,087, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Displaying Images on Mobile Devices," asserted against zooming into a map on devices such as Android phones and tablets, and providing zoomed-in images to users of Google Maps.
5. United States Patent No. 6,895,240, entitled "Method and Architecture for Managing a Fleet of Mobile Stations over Wireless Data Networks," asserted against group and mass notifications/updates to mobile devices such as Android phones and tablets.
6. United States Patent No. 6,944,760, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Protecting Identities of Mobile Devices on a Wireless Network," asserted against authenticated push of information from application developers to devices such as Android phones and tablets.
7. United States Patent No. 7,024,205, entitled "Subscriber Delivered Location-Based Services," asserted against search and advertising using location, such as sponsored links in Google searches which are paid for using Google Adwords.
8. United States Patent No. 7,035,647, entitled "Efficient Location Determination for Mobile Units," asserted against identifying the location of a device, such as an Android phone or tablet, with increased accuracy using multiple sources, such as GPS, Wi-Fi and cell tower location.
9. United States Patent No. 7,203,752, entitled "Method and System for Managing Location Information for Wireless Communications Devices," asserted against privacy control for applications requesting access to the location to a device, such as an Android phone or tablet.
10. United States Patent No. 7,463,151, entitled "Systems and Methods
for Providing Mobile Services Using Short-Range Radio Communication
Devices," asserted against devices with advanced
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