View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
November 6, 2012

US judge dismisses Apple’s patent lawsuit against Google

The judge dismissed the suit just hours before the trial was scheduled to start

By CBR Staff Writer

A US federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the iPhone maker Apple against Google’s Motorola Mobility, claming that the company is seeking high license fees for the use of wireless technology patents.

The judge dismissed the suit, first filed in March 2011, just hours before the trial was scheduled to start.

Last year, Apple filed a suit claiming that Motorola was seeking a license fee of 2.25% of the price of devices that infringe on Motorola’s patents, including the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Ina court filing last week, Motorola asked the court to set a price but Apple said it would not pay more than $1 per device.

Google said: "Motorola has long offered licensing to our extensive patent portfolio at a reasonable and non-discriminatory rate in line with industry standards."

"We remain interested in reaching an agreement with Apple," Google said.

Earlier in June this year, a US district judge had dismissed a trial in the patent case between Apple and Motorola after rejecting both sides’ damages arguments.

Content from our partners
Powering AI’s potential: turning promise into reality
Unlocking growth through hybrid cloud: 5 key takeaways
How businesses can safeguard themselves on the cyber frontline

Both the firms have separately appealed a US federal judge’s ruling in June to dismiss a patent case.

In December last year, Motorola had won a ruling against Apple in a patent dispute in Germany after a court there ruled in its favour.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU