Apple is pretty famous for using its patent library to cause trouble for their competitors. So when I heard yesterday that Motorola had gotten an injunction against iCloud, forcing Apple to pull most of its current iOS devices from sale in Germany, I wasn't sure exactly how to react. On one hand, obviously companies have to protect their own intelectual property. On the other hand, taking it to the extent that Apple often does can be seen as anti-competitive. I understand both positions so it's hard to really take sides.

Of course, Motorola's claim that iCloud infringes on their patent for a "multiple pager status synchronization system and method" seems a little bit questionable compared to some of Apple's complaints against Samsung.

AuthorConnor Graham