Apple Sues Motorola: Report

Apple has sued Motorola, alleging Motorola's smartphones infringe on Apple's intellectual property, according to <I>The Wall Street Journal</I>.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Apple

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has sued

Motorola

(MOT)

, alleging Motorola's smartphones infringe on Apple's intellectual property, according to a published media report.

Apple filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. district court in Wisconsin, according to the report, which was posted Saturday on

The Wall Street Journal's

Web site.

Apple's lawsuit adds to a recent flurry of smartphone-related legal actions.

Earlier this month, Motorola sued Apple for patent infringement.

One month ago,

Microsoft

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sued Motorola for alleged patent infringement

on its

Google

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Android smartphones.

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Before that, Taiwanese phone maker

HTC

and Apple became

embroiled in a patent dispute

, and

Nokia

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has also

targeted Apple for alleged patent infringement.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.