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Apple and Motorola Given One More Chance to Prove Their Arguments

Judge Richard Posner gave us some hope that patent wars might start to receive the attention they deserve (which is being tossed out of court) when he dismissed the case between Motorola and Apple last week. He has since softened his stance slightly and allowed the two companies to prove that there are true damages to be assessed here. The judge has given them until next Monday to submit briefs proving there is a case, but there is still the chance that neither of the sides will win anything. We will have to wait and see for now how the two sides approach this.

Via: The Verge

  • Phoenixy

    Eat’em Moto 🙂

  • bananatroll

    patent trolling needs to stop. It has gone too far. With tim cook’s band of techno-thugs, the patent wars have gone into “vietnam part deux” stage. Nobody is winning anything, and the cost of all these frivolous suits, court games, and corporate postering is only causing OEM’s and carriers to have yet another reason to raise manufacturing costs and operating costs on modern devices. All this crap gets passed down to us – the consumer. I’m no polico by any means, but something needs to be done in supreme court or the congressional side to pass measures by which to legally ban these legally abusive practices. I can almost understand cases like the SGS2’s “home button”, and touchwiz’s cheesy attempt at copying iOS, but again this crap has gone on long enough! Folks, we should start sending out some letters to our state reps and senators to legislate against these court room playhouses!

    Rant over.

    android ftw

    • Diablo81588

      Well said.

  • Alexander Garcia

    When will Apple understand!? They may be able to ban as many Android devices as they wish, but that will never NEVER get me to buy an Apple product in the end. I’d rather get a WP7 or WP8 device before I ever buy an iPhoney.

  • GapUp

    There Trolling days are numbered … Hopefully Richard the Judge will Throw that Rotten Apple out the court room window!

  • Eeyore

    One day we’ll all be using iPhones anyways

    • Diablo81588

      Not a chance in hell.

    • Alexander Garcia

      Oh hell to the f..kin’ NO!

    • JoshGroff

      If the iPhone was the only smartphone available, I would gladly go back to dumb phones.

    • Sp4rxx

      another troll!

  • firant

    This is sort of an invitation to play Russian roulette. Posner (who is an appellate judge on the 7th Circuit) is famous for orally eviscerating lawyers who persist in making stupid arguments after they’ve been warned.

    This should be fun.

  • La Habra

    Wow. Very famous judge!

  • Apostrafee

    What exactly is Apple suing Moto for again?

    • JohnTrollsten

      Use of the rectangle. JK I dunno

    • This article is missing a lot of details. It is Motorola who has the superfluous case, in this case. Hoping Moto loses because it would set a bad precedent.

      And then I hope Moto beats Microsoft so they can get the US ban lifted (right now all moto phoness are banned from US import) and it would free android from microsoft’s licensing death grip (all android oem’s have to pay microsoft money to use android).

      So yeah, those are the best two outcomes, for everyone.

      • Way to not answer the question and just shoot off on a tangent.

        • 🙁

          • michael arazan

            Even if they gave me a free iphone i still wouldn’t use it. I’d sell it and get the sg3 or wait for the new nexus phones

      • Sqube

        Actually, what you really want is for the judge to eviscerate both sides and dismiss the case with prejudice.

        Any company that “wins” in the patent wars will result in a loss for consumers. If a corporation is happy, then you probably aren’t.