The long and bitter battle between Google's Motorola Mobility and Intellectual Ventures, a mega patent-holdings company, has found its way to court.
Google and Intellectual Ventures were in court Thursday litigating whether Motorola violated three patents that Intellectual Ventures holds related to smartphone technology. Motorola has said that the asserted patents are invalid, and argues that IV is simply using its portfolio to sue companies and stymie innovation.
Intellectual Ventures has become a lightning rod of controversy and debate in the technology industry. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company has built up a massive trove of patents and has taken … Read more