Judge Dismisses Apple v. Motorola Patent Case

U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Posner has rejected the claims of both Apple and Google-owned Motorola Mobility in a long-running patent fight between the two companies. Judge Posner rejected both companies’ damages claims. The trial was to begin on Monday.

"I have tentatively decided that the case should be dismissed with prejudice because neither party can establish a right to relief," Judge Posner wrote in his order yesterday.

Judge Posner went on to say that his final judgment would be delayed until he wrote a longer decision next week, adding that he might change his mind.

The two companies have been in a deathmatch over patents in cases all over the world since 2010, and this decision probably won't deter fights in other parts of the world where the legal battles will continue.

Source: Ars Technica

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