Company Overview of Motorola Mobility, Inc.
Motorola Mobility, Inc. provides technologies, products, and services for mobile and wire line digital communication, information, and entertainment applications. Its integrated products and platforms deliver multimedia content, such as video, voice, messaging, and Internet-based applications and services to various screens, including mobile devices, televisions, and personal computers. The company’s Mobile Devices segment designs, manufactures, and sells a range of mobile devices, such as smartphones, feature phones, voice-centric phones, and media tablet devices. It also offers complementary mobile software, services, and accessories. This segment markets its products to mobile network ope...
600 North US Highway 45
Libertyville, IL 60048
Founded in 2007
Key Executives for Motorola Mobility, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Vice President
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.
Motorola Mobility, Inc. Key Developments
Motorola Mobility LLC Appoints Charlie Tritschler as New Senior Vice President of Product Management
Aug 20 14
Motorola Mobility LLC has appointed Charlie Tritschler as the new senior vice president of product management, overseeing all of product development, product marketing and ecommerce efforts. Since joining the company's team a little over a year ago Charlie has been one of the leading forces behind Moto G and Moto E.
Tela Innovations, Inc. Resolves Patent Dispute with Google and Pantech
Jun 12 14
Tela Innovations Inc. announced that it has resolved its pending patent infringement litigation with Google by a mutual license agreement between the two companies. Tela also reached a separate agreement to settle its pending litigation with Pantech of Korea. Terms of the agreements will remain confidential. Motorola Mobility LLC, acquired by Google in 2012, and Pantech were named as respondents in an investigation instituted in March 2013 by the United States International Trade Commission as a result of a complaint filed by Tela. Both parties were also named as defendants in Tela's contemporaneously filed patent infringement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Joint motions to dismiss all pending litigation have been filed by the parties. Litigation against the remaining defendants in these suits, LG Electronics, Nokia and HTC, remains pending.
European Commission Finds Motorola Mobility Infringed EU Competition Rules by Misusing Standard Essential Patents
Apr 29 14
The European Commission adopted a decision which finds that Motorola Mobility's seeking and enforcement of an injunction against Apple before a German court on the basis of a smartphone standard essential patent constitutes an abuse of a dominant position prohibited by EU antitrust rules in view of the particular circumstances in which the injunction was used. The Commission has ordered Motorola to eliminate the negative effects resulting from it. The Motorola Mobility SEPs in question relate to the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute's GPRS standard, part of the GSM standard, which is a key industry standard for mobile and wireless communications. When this standard was adopted in Europe, Motorola Mobility declared some of its patents as being essential and gave a commitment that it would license the patents which it had declared essential to the standard on FRAND terms. The Commission found that it was abusive for Motorola to both seek and enforce an injunction against Apple in Germany on the basis of an SEP which it had committed to license on FRAND terms and where Apple had agreed to take a licence and be bound by a determination of the FRAND royalties by the relevant German court. The Commission also found it anticompetitive that Motorola insisted, under the threat of the enforcement of an injunction, that Apple give up its rights to challenge the validity or infringement by Apple's mobile devices of Motorola SEPs. Implementers of standards and ultimately consumers should not have to pay for invalid or non-infringed patents. Implementers should therefore be able to ascertain the validity of patents and contest alleged infringements. The Commission decided not to impose a fine on Motorola in view of the fact that there is no case-law by the European Union Courts dealing with the legality under Article 102 TFEU of SEP-based injunctions and that national courts have so far reached diverging conclusions on this question.
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