Apple and Motorola both appeal dismissal ruling from Judge Posner
0. phoneArena 21 Jul 2012, 23:38 posted on
Both sides in the Apple v, Motorola Mobility law suit have appealed multiple rulings made by Judge Posner that led to his dismissal of the case; while both sides say they are entitled to a judgment in their favor based on law, some of the issues raised could lead to a new trial...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
This is going to turn into such a clusterf*ck of a mess. Truly, the only ones who will win will be the attorneys.
10. sprockkets (Posts: 1434; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
What is dumb IIRC Posner is going to be the one doing the appeal.
Good luck with that one!
15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Posner won't be hear the appeal, but once the appeal is decided (by the Court of Appeal), Posner will be ruling based on the decision that is handed down from the appeal. Posner can be expected to follow the letter of the appeal decision, so Apple should be careful what they ask for.
2. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
Can't they just gtf over it? I mean are these companies ran by children? All they are gonna do is make posner even more upset and annoyed.
3. Hammerfest (Posts: 370; Member since: 12 May 2012)
This is a damned if you do and damned if you dont situation...
Goes back to court, Apple loses big time, Im happy for 2 reasons, one Apple lost again, and two... well ok just one :P
BUT if it goes back to court, and Motorola loses, then I will be a "mixed" bag of happy, because Motorola needs to learn to stop while they are ahead... and jumping back in and possibly getting crushed will be "just deserts" I really dont want to see happen...
14. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I agree 1000% with this.
I am a big Motorola fan.....but they shoulda just stopped while they were ahead. In the other hand....Apple losing may make them calm down with all the lawsuits.
4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4744; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
It's all about business. You go to court to protect your property and assets. Can't have other companies infringing on patents or copying ideas.
5. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
the UK doesn't think anyone copied apple because apple also copied from previous tablets as well.
8. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
@wassup. Do not register on such a site if you're 12.
16. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Exactly, when a person steals from your house and says that it was his own, what will you do?
17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4744; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
12 people need to go back to economics 101.
6. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
Why doesnt apple focus on their OWN products instead of trying to destroy the competition they are only hurting themselves and the consumers that buy their product!
9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1885; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Motorola should just sue for the FRAND capped $6.5M in damages (if I'm remembering the number there right), plus all legal fees for even having to appear in court due to Apple's frivolous patent litigation. Take those winnings and throw one kick-ass victory party.
The PR alone would probably make it worthwhile. Apple makes good products, but do they make the best? That's arguable. What nets them their profits then? Public perception. Never underestimate the power of good marketing.
11. TMach (Posts: 394; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
I wish American judges would adopt the common sense approach of their British counterparts! Most of Apple's cases have been thrown out of British courts. Apple and all these companies, in view of such an approach, may re-appraise ther desire to rush to the law courts!
12. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I would rather see judges continually just throw these cases out then have lopsided judges like Koh who is so blatantly siding with apple on every decision its not funny. Winning here and there is one thing... having one judge so firmly in your pocket that no matter what you throw at the court, she sides with it is another.
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Koh is the reason the Court of Appeal exists. Such a blatant example of judicial error hasn't been displayed in quite a while. Unfortunately, in Posner's ircumstance, there is a litigant (Apple) who won't take no for an answer. Moto has no choice but to pursue an appeal if Apple insists on continuing this train wreck. Meanwhile, the attorneys are billing at $750/hr.
18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6806; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I wish Ponser would DISMISS APPLE VS SAMSUNG case