Next Event: Stayed pending the outcome of two International Trade Commission Investigations.
Commission investigations: 337-TA-745 and 337-TA-750.
Summary: Apple filed a Complaint against Motorola alleging infringement of three patents in both the Western District of Wisconsin and with the International Trade Commission. Motorola filed a Counterclaim alleging infringement of six Motorola patents, the same six patents Motorola asserted against Apple in the International Trade Commission 19 days before Apple filed its Complaint. The parties then filed a Joint Motion to Stay the case pending the outcome of the two Investigations with the International Trade Commission. The case is currently stayed.
Timeline of Important Events:
- October 29, 2010 – Apple files Complaint against Motorola alleging infringement of three Apple patents (Filing #1). Apple seeks a permanent injunction, damages, and treble damages. Notably Apple filed an action with the International Trade Commission on this day, which became Investigation 337-TA-750.
- November 9, 2010 – Motorola files Answer and Counterclaim (Filing #5). Motorola asserts the defenses of invalidity and non-infringement, among others. Motorola asserts as Counterclaims patent infringement of six Motorola patents.
- November 30, 2010 – Parties file a Joint Motion to Stay the case pending the outcome of two International Trade Commission Investigations, 337-TA-745 and 337-TA-750 (Filing #12). The court granted this motion on December 2, 2010 (Filing #13).