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U.S. Judge Cancels Patent Trial Between Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility

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U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner decided to cancel a patent trial in which both Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility were accusing one another of infringing on patents. The trial was originally scheduled for June 11th but Posner cancelled it because neither side had enough evidence for the trial to take place. According to Reuters, the judge argued that any possible injunction against either firm’s products would “impose costs disproportionate to the harm to the patentee and the benefit of the alleged infringement to the alleged infringer and would be contrary to the public interest.” Google, which recently acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, said it was content with Posner’s decision. “We are pleased by the Illinois trial court’s tentative ruling today dismissing Apple’s patent claims and look forward to receiving the full decision,” Google said in a statement.

[via Reuters]


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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