Google files patent complaint against Apple over Siri

Search giant launches legal campaign to ban imports of Apple products to the United States

Google’s Motorola Mobility has filed an infringement suit against Apple in an aim to ban imports of the iPhone, iPad and Macs into the United States

The complaint, which has not been made public yet, cites seven patent infringements, including Siri voice recognition, email notifications, location reminders and video playback.

Speaking in a statement, Motorola Mobility said: “We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations.”

This isn’t the first time that Motorola has filed a patent infringement against Apple, though it is the first since Google took ownership of Motorola in May this year.

The final decision of a previous case, which claims that Apple infringed a Motorola Mobility patent involving the way signals are transferred through Wi-Fi, is expected on August 24.

Via Bloomberg