Google Inc (GOOG) Motorola to Challenge Intellectual Ventures’ Patent Case

Motorola Mobility, the subsidiary of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) engaged in manufacturing Android smartphones and Bluetooth devices is scheduled to challenge the patent infringement complaint of Intellectual Ventures in a court trial on Tuesday.

Intellectual Ventures is a privately held firm engaged in buying, selling, licensing patents, creating its own inventions, and partners with a network of inventors worldwide. In 2011, the patent company filed a patent infringement case against Motorola Mobility alleging that it violated some of its patents covering different smartphone-related technologies

Motorola Mobility denied the allegations and will fight Intellectual Ventures in a trial involving patent no 7,409, 450 entitled Transmission Control/Internet Protocol (TC/IP) Packet Centric Wireless Point to Multi-Point (PTMP) Transmission System Architecture” and five other patents.

Back in 2011, Melissa Finocchio, chief litigation counsel of Intellectual Ventures stated that the patent company engaged in discussions with Motorola Mobility for some time regarding a licensing agreement, but failed to do so.

“Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach agreement on a license. 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,” said Finocchio in a previous statement.

According to Reuters, the members of the jury will be selected at a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday.

Two of the patents allegedly infringed by Motorola Mobility were invented by Richard Reisman based on government records. Reisman developed a number of patent portfolios for various technologies such as online update service, according to the website of his company, Teleshuttle.

Intellectual Ventures the older models of Motorola cellphones with Google Play, the platform of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) for Android smartphone apps infringed that two Reisman patents.  Motorola Mobility argued that the inventions were already available or known in the industry and the patents should have never been issued.

Intellectual Ventures asserted that it suffered damages as a result of Motorola Mobility’s infringement of the patents in question and it is demanding appropriate compensation, and to prevent the smartphone manufacturer from further violating its patents.