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A U.S. federal judge has thrown out an Apple (AAPL +1.4%) suit against Motorola Mobility (GOOG...

A U.S. federal judge has thrown out an Apple (AAPL +1.4%) suit against Motorola Mobility (GOOG -0.7%) with prejudice. Apple had been suing over Motorola's alleged abuse of standards-essential patents in licensing talks. The judge apparently wasn't amused with Apple's offer last week to pay a royalty of less than $1 per iPhone unit for the patents. Microsoft is also suing Motorola for misusing standards-essential patents, and the FTC is reportedly thinking of suing Google over the matter.
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  • Herr Hansa
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    The Apple legal team seems to be lacking innovation.
    5 Nov 2012, 04:26 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    LOL Well stated.
    5 Nov 2012, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    wait a sec,
    Apple sues Moto -> thrown out
    MS sues Moto -> pending
    FTC sues Goog/Moto -> in consideration

     

    ... hmmm? Seems Apple may have had a valid point?
    5 Nov 2012, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    They almost had a point. Motorola proposed allowing the court to set the licensing amount, and that they would abide by the court decision. Then Apple proposed $1 and dropped several other conditions in front of the judge. Foss Patents covered this one quite well, and it makes an interesting read. Acting in good faith is part of negotiations.
    5 Nov 2012, 05:18 PM Reply Like
  • dieuwer
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    Maybe Goog should sue the FTC, and Moto MS. Then we have a one big happy sue party! Yay!!!
    5 Nov 2012, 08:53 PM Reply Like
  • johnjakubowski
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    wait a sec - i dont understand - suit against Mo (GOOG) gets thrown out fo Fed court, stock goes down.
    APPL loses the suit, stock goes up //
    Am i missing something ?
    5 Nov 2012, 11:58 PM Reply Like
  • rocback
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    The judge was in error. It will be appealed.
    6 Nov 2012, 09:44 AM Reply Like
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