Remember Apple and Motorola’s patent disputes? Since 2010, both companies have been in and out of courtrooms, with each accusing the other of patent infringement, among other crimes. However, after around two years of expensive legal battles, a U.S. federal court judge has dismissed the case without issuing a single injunction, according to The Verge.
As the website reports:
This isn’t the first time [Judge] Posner has dismissed the case — he had tentatively dismissed it a couple weeks ago, before allowing both sides one more chance to make their case. In his latest ruling, it looks like the reasoning is essentially the same as it was before: neither Apple nor Motorola were able to prove damages in his view, and therefore, an injunction against the sale of any products is unwarranted.
Following the publication of The Verge’s original report, a Motorola spokesperson commented on the matter:
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.
However, Apple is expected to appeal the decision, so expect to hear more on this story in the near future. If any more news hits the Web we’ll be sure to let you know.
Source: The Verge