Mobile Lowdown 8-18-11: Microsoft vs. Motorola; iPad; Symbian Anna

A look at some of the top stories in mobile today:

» Motorola/Microsoft: Motorola (NYSE: MMI) Mobility gets a setback in a patent infringement case being brought against it by Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT). (via Florian Mueller)

» Motorola: The banker William Hambrecht is leaving the board of directors at Motorola Mobility. (via Washington Post)

» Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) location lawsuit: Samsung is not the only challenge Apple is facing in Korea. Kim Hyung-Suk, a lawyer in Seoul, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple over location tracking. The suit, with 27,000 consumers behind it, is the second time Hyung-Suk has gone up against Apple for collecting location data. The first time, he was paid $930 as a settlement, which could potentially mean a $25 million settlement for Apple if applied to the suit filed yesterday. (via Bloomberg)

» PC sales: A counterpoint to the huge growth we’ve seen in mobile and specifically smartphones… Gartner says the Western European PC market declined by 19 percent in Q2 2011; the only maker to buck the trend was Apple, whose Mac line of products saw growth of 0.5 percent. (via Gartner)

» Orange iPad: Good news for Apple in Europe — an example of how it is getting a leg up in distribution in Europe. France Telecom’s mobile operator Orange has extended the number of countries where it sells the iPad 2 to Austria, Belgium, Spain, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. Previously, the operator had only distributed it, with options including subsidized plans, in France and the UK. (via Orange)

» Starbucks: The coffee chain looks like it is expanding its mobile content rewards campaign — it is now offering selected premium apps for free as part of its “Pick of the Week” scheme for customers in the U.S. (via CNET)

» Jumptap: The mobile ad company has partnered with four “offline” data collectors: Acxiom, Datalogix, Polk, and TARGUSinfo, which collect data like offline purchase behavior, to integrate their information to provide more targeted advertising to consumers. (via Jumptap)

» Symbian: Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has made its latest update to Symbian, “Anna,” available for download. (via Nokia)