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Judge rules against Apple in Motorola case

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jun 2012 18:43 User comments (2)

Judge rules against Apple in Motorola case A U.S. federal judge has put the kibosh on Apple's case against Motorola Mobility, now a division of Google.
The judge ruled that Apple cannot pursue an injunction against Motorola Mobility, dismissing the litigation with prejudice, meaning it can't ever be brought again.

Writes Judge Richard Posner: "Apple is complaining that Motorola's phones as a whole ripped off the iPhone as a whole. But Motorola's desire to sell products that compete with the iPhone is a separate harm -- and a perfectly legal one -- from any harm caused by patent infringement."

Motorola Mobility was pleased by the ruling, and Apple did not comment.

Apple had sought to bar all Motorola products using Apple's patented technology.

The parties can appeal.

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123.6.2012 22:33

Anyone want to start a pool on when Apple will appeal on the basis that competition hurts their ability to monopolize the market?



224.6.2012 11:16

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Anyone want to start a pool on when Apple will appeal on the basis that competition hurts their ability to monopolize the market?
I'm siding with you. I've got a Benny say's that's exactly what they'll do.

I'm surprised none of these competing vendors haven't thrown in the monopoly card defense yet. Funny how there are several fabricators of the Android phones/tablets, yet Only One of the CrApple line. Isn't that some kind infringement? Or is it because they go to the competition to have them build their parts?

Interesting contradiction.

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