Patent infringement dismissed in entirety
U.S. District Court in Illinois issued a yesterday evening stating that the patent infringement case between Motorola and Apple will be dismissed in its entirety with no injunctions to be issued.
Judge Posner had preemptively dismissed the case a couple of weeks ago, but then gave the two sides another chance to prove that they were deserving of being awarded damages for the alleged patent infringements.
It appears that neither Apple nor Motorola were able to successfully convince the judge that they were due damages from the other side, and he has decided to dismiss the case from the courts.
Pointing the blame
Apple had claimed that Motorola infringed upon four of its patents, while Motorola argued that Apple was guilty of infringement on one of its patents. The case had been making its way through the court system since 2010.
Following the ruling, Motorola issued a statement on the judge’s decision:
“We are pleased that Judge Posner formally dismissed the case against Motorola Mobility. Apple’s litigation campaign began with their attempt to assert 15 patents against us. As it relates to Apple’s violation of our patents, we will continue our efforts to defend our own innovation.”
Apple is yet to comment on the court’s decision.
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