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Motorola Sues Apple Over Patents

Motorola has sued Apple, alleging that the iPhone maker has infringed upon several of its patens.

Motorola Mobility, the mobile division of Motorola, has filed two lawsuits against the Cupertino, California-based Apple for infringing upon of its 18 patents in the initial stages of developing iPhone, iPod, iPad, iTunes Store, Mac along with MobileMe Web, reports the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

According to the mobile giant, the infringed patents are related to wireless e-mail, proximity sensing, multiple device synchronisation among its other technologies.

"After Apple's late entry into the telecommunications market, we engaged in lengthy negotiations, but Apple has refused to take a license. We had no choice but to file these complaints to halt Apple's continued infringement," said Kirk Dailey, the corporate vice president for intellectual property at Motorola.

The company has filed its complaints with the International Trade Commission (ITC) of the United States along with the district courts of Illinois and the southern state of Florida.