Motorola has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission accusing Apple of violating 18 patents. In an announcement, the company said that Apple included technology in the iPhone, iPod Touch, and certain Mac computers that was developed by Motorola.
Motorola claims that it attempted to license technology to Apple, and engaged in “lengthy negotiations” with the iPhone maker, but a deal could not be reached. The company alleged that Apple “refused” to pay for a license.
The complaint was filed against Apple in two U.S. districts: the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of Florida. It covers technologies such as wireless email, proximity sensing, software application management, location-based services and multi-device synchronization.
In the District Court actions, Motorola Mobility has requested that Apple cease using Motorola’s patented technology and provide compensation for Apple’s past infringement.