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U.S. Judge Cancels Motorola, Apple Patent Trial

2012-06-08 08:20 by
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The U.S. Judge Richard A. Posner canceled a trial scheduled to start Monday in a patent dispute between Apple and Motorola Mobility, and said he had decided that the case should be dismissed as neither side can prove damages.

Apple filed a suit against Motorola, claiming that its devices such as the Droid, and associated software infringed on its patents. Motorola brought a counterclaim that Apple was in infringement of its patents.

Google closed last month the US$12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, after receiving regulatory approvals from many countries including China.

"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.

Read the full Reuters story -here-


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