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Appeals court rules in Apple's favor, Google and Motorola lose patent lawsuit

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Appeals court rules in Apple's favor, Google and Motorola lose patent lawsuit
Back in 2012, Google subsidiary Motorola had sued Apple, claiming that the Cupertino based tech titan had infringed on six patents. The intellectual property involved included patents dealing with a method to reduce signal noise, a proximity sensor, push notifications and more. These were patents purchased by Google when it acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion in 2011.

In April of last year, the ITC ruled against Motorola and Google and the ruling was appealed. A decision announced today by the Appeals Court involves just one of the patents, dealing with push notifications on the Motorola DROID 2. The appellate court ruled in favor of Apple, agreeing that the ITC made the correct decision when it said that Apple did not infringe on the patent.

This would seem to put an end to this particular suit. But don't worry, there is plenty of action ahead for you law buffs. In March, both Apple and Samsung will begin the sequel to their epic patent trial which will once again be presided over by Judge Lucy Koh. And this time the stakes are higher as more current Samsung devices are involved.

source: Reuters

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posted on 10 Jan 2014, 12:49 2

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Uh ohhhhh, watch out Sammy. Apple might pull a Rocky 2 on your Apollo.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 12:52 2

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


All the patent BS should stop, just stop copying guys and instead of just suing, how about you spend that money on R&D!

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 13:38

5. stealthd (unregistered)


They do spend money on R&D, and on lawsuits. They don't have to pick one or the other. But they can't just stop defending their intellectual properties, unless there's some serious changes to the law which isn't happening anytime soon. It's actually pretty normal for there to be a lot of lawsuits in an industry with a lot of growth and a lot of innovation.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 16:22 2

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apples got The right to protect the intellectual property just like you said, they should sue anybody who infringes on their products and whoever doesn't like it can kiss off

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 18:39 4

28. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


ur saying samsung,google,motorola shouldn't defend there intellectual property that apple down right stole knowing damn right that the courts will defend them

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 22:31 1

36. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I think more than just the right to protect their IP, they're also legally obligated to protect their IP.

What needs to happen is patent reform. I can dream right?

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 14:54

45. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Google has the right to protect their IP as well, but aren't sue happy like Apple. Of course, Apple might not be so sue happy if they weren't able to get away with it and win all the freakin' time. It is a shame that Apple does it, but if the court systems weren't so abuseable they wouldnt continue doing it.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 18:44 3

29. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


apple dont innovat they just use other peoples parts and get other people to put them together

samsung make there
own screens
own cpus
own ram
own storage
not 100% if the make there own phones and tablets im sure they do
not sure what other parts

apple draws out something then hands it to foxkill and says make this with this

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 01:50

38. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


making and designing are two different things.

Samsung makes plenty of products they do not design. I think you are getting confused on how and what goes where.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 16:05 2

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


All jokes aside WH, I 100% agree with you.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 14:33 3

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Since the fu.ck when can Apple be compared to Rocky?

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 16:04 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well Apple did have a humble start, inside of the garage. They then rose to prominence.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 18:24

27. blazee (Posts: 413; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


different beast since then. operated and owned by different people.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 02:35

40. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


By the time the Apple patent wars started, Apple was the dominant grand champ. Like Apollo Creed, not Rocky.

Apple also won Round one. Like Apollo.

Apple has also been very loud about how much it's adored and how successful it is. Like Apollo.

I mean, frickin' duh.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 14:55

46. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Google had humble beginnings too. And Im sure Apollo Creed did too, it's just that isnt where the Rocky trilogy started.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 18:50

31. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Someone needs a chill pill.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 02:35

41. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I wasn't upset. I was expressing disbelief.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 19:28

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude snig gets too sensitive, and worked up. I just stop responding lol.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 19:47

49. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Of course you stop responding because I'm "too worked up," and not because you came up with an entirely stupid analogy that everyone has torn apart.

Dark, I'm right here, and I CAN see when you try to flippantly suck up to other users over your mutual issues with me.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 15:04

14. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4493; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Not to nitpick, but that analogy would only work if Samsung won the first round. Rocky lost to Apollo Creed in the first movie by a split decision, and then beat him in Rocky 2 to claim the title. So if it would actually follow the Rocky 1 & 2 storyline, Apple should be worried about a comeback. Just sayin'.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 16:19

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What about Rocky 4

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 17:14

23. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4493; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


That was Apollo Creed being killed by the Russian, and Rocky making a comeback and beating him for Apollo. How does that correlate to this?

I was simply pointing out that for the analogy to apply, that either Apple would've had to lose the first round (which it didn't) or that Sasmsung would have the comeback in round 2.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 17:43

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Rocky 5

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 19:58 2

32. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4493; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Again, you used the Rocky 2 analogy. Simply throwing out every other Rocky doesn't change the fact that it was a flawed analogy. BTW, why didn't you mention Rocky 3? No love for Mr T? I pity u fool!

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 19:29

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol. It's one of the best.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 13:22 3

3. mturby (unregistered)


That judge Lucy K. can not longer preside over this trials as she may be biased by her own last trial final decision. Also she may look as an Apple employee.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 13:40 1

6. stealthd (unregistered)


Just because you don't like a verdict doesn't mean the judge is biased.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 18:49 1

30. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


thats like saying im a judge and thinking u got tatts and coz u have tatts u must of did it even if u got evidence that u didnt does that make me non biased

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 16:20

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Why don't you go tell her that yourself

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 13:26

4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


This is beyond UNETHICAL

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