Google's Motorola Mobility unit is accusing Apple of infringing on seven of its technology patents and seeks a ban on U.S. imports of the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Google made the complaint to the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying that Apple violated patents for location reminders, email notifications and phone/video players, according to Bloomberg News. Although Motorola Mobility is making the claim, the unit was bought by Google in May.
The ban on Apple's imports would greatly hurt the tech giant because its products are all made in Asia, namely China. “We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations,” Motorola Mobility emailed Bloomberg News.