Earlier this month, the International Trade Commission issued a decision that Motorola Mobility did not violate Apple patents in a case that Apple filed against the company in October. Though the full commission still has to approve the decision, it deals a blow to Apple's continuing campaign against the Android mobile platform, according to CNET News.
Google-backed Motorola is not hesitating to take advantage of the swing in momentum. The company filed a separate suit in federal court in Florida this week, alleging that Apple's iPhone and iCloud service violate six of its patents. Reuters reports the patents at issue cover "wireless antennae, software, data filtering and messaging."
In a statement following the ITC decision, SVP and general counsel Scott Offer said:
Motorola Mobility has worked hard over the years to develop technology and build an industry-leading intellectual property portfolio. We are proud to leverage this broad and deep portfolio to create differentiated innovations that enhance the user experience.
Though Reuters indicates Apple could not be reached for comment about the latest claims, I doubt the company plans to back down. After all, this campaign against Android was one of utmost importance to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who was adamant that Android was created using stolen technology.