Motorola Mobility has been sued by Intellectual Ventures, a patent holding company, under the claims that the mobile phone manufacturer has infringed on Intellectual Ventures' patents and refuses to work out a patent licensing agreement.
"Intellectual Ventures has successfully signed licensing agreements with many of the top handset manufacturers in the world, and has been in discussions with Motorola Mobility for some time," says Chief Litigation Counsel Melissa Finocchio. The company claims that it has not been able to reach an agreement with Motorola.
The patent holding company defended its right take Motorola to court, saying "We have a responsibility to our current customers and our investors to defend our intellectual property rights against companies such as Motorola Mobility who use them without a license. Our goal continues to be to provide companies with access to our portfolio through licensing and sales, but we will not tolerate ongoing infringement of our patents to the detriment of our current customers and our business."
The suit was filed in a Delaware court. Intellectual Ventures did not reveal the damages it seeks or the patents in question, but noted that its goal is to reach a licensing agreement with Motorola.