Trademark (Serial Number: 85388115) filed on August 3, on the exact same day that Motorola registered domains like MotorolaKore.com, yet it failed to appear online with the USPTO until yesterday. Below you will find the trademark filing is limited to the following:
“ELECTRONIC NON MEDICAL PORTABLE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR AND FITNESS DEVICE FOR MEASURING MOVEMENTS, INDIVIDUAL’S ENERGY EXPENDITURE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ACCESSORIES THEREFORE, NAMELY, HEADPHONES; SOFTWARE FOR DEVELOPING AND MONITORING PERSONAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE PLANS, TRAINING PLANS, TRAINING GOALS AND GIVING FEEDBACK ON THE ACHIEVED RESULTS”.
My initial reaction was boy it looks like a cross between the iPod Nano and the Sony Ericsson LiveView. With Apple apparently winning the battle with Samsung, they’ve set their sites on Motorola’s Xoom. Now with a very similar appearance to the iPod Nano could Motorola be opening themselves up for more patent trolling by Apple? Using an example of the language used in Apple’s filing versus Samsung,
“Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple’s innovative technology, distinctive user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in violation of Apple’s valuable intellectual property rights”
it seems entirely plausible that Apple could add this to their patent infringement suit.
I haven’t even hit on the similarity of the LiveView by Sony Ericsson yet. Clearly, if the primary focus is in fact just for workouts it is more limited than the LiveView which is billed as a phone remote. I am looking forward to finding out more about this device; more so to identify if my gut feeling is right and this will bring the Turtlenecked troll or not.