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US Judge Dismisses Apple Patents Lawsuit Against Motorola

US Judge Dismisses Apple Patents Lawsuit Against Motorola

US Judge Dismisses Apple Patents Lawsuit Against Motorola
News from PCWorld:

A U.S. federal judge Friday ruled that Apple cannot seek an injunction against Motorola Mobility in its smartphone patents lawsuit, tossing out the case “with prejudice,” meaning that neither side can refile, although the ruling could be appealed.

Judge Richard Posner of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois had previously ruled that testimony of various expert witnesses was inadmissable and earlier this month tentatively concluded that the case would have to be dismissed. He canceled the trial date, but agreed to a request from Apple for a hearing where both sides could make their case for damages claims. His 38-page ruling issued Friday evening made it clear that he wasn’t moved by the arguments he heard.

“It would be ridiculous to dismiss a suit for failure to prove damages and allow the plaintiff to refile the suit so that he could have a second chance to prove damages,” Posner wrote, adding that he was therefore dismissing the suit with prejudice.

Posner, who is often described as “outspoken,” is an appellate court judge designated to hear the claim in the U.S. District Court, which is based in Chicago. He had previously whittled down Apple’s four patent infringement claims to one and during the course of hearing the case had described it as “silly.” The language of Friday’s ruling indicates that his opinio…………… continues on PCWorld

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Microsoft rebuffs offer by Motorola to settle patent disputes
News from Chicago Tribune:

June 22, 2012|Reuters

Microsoft Corp. has brushed off an offer by Motorola, the phone maker bought by Google Inc., to settle patent disputes with Motorola that are threatening to halt imports of Android devices and Xbox game consoles into the United States.

The patents at issue relate to Microsoft technology called ActiveSync, which updates calendars automatically on some Android phones. Microsoft is demanding royalties from all companies using Google’s Android system in their devices, and has settled with most major manufacturers except Motorola.

is demanding royalties on some of its own video and wireless technology used in Microsoft’s Xbox game console and the Windows operating system.

“While we welcome any good faith settlement effort, it’s hard to apply that label to a demand that Microsoft pay royalties to Google far in excess of market rates, that refuses to license all the Microsoft patents infringed by Motorola, and that is promptly leaked to the press,” said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel, in an e-mailed statement.

According to Microsoft, Motorola has offered to pay Micro…………… continues on Chicago Tribune

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