Motorola and Apple each file for summary judgment in Wisconsin FRAND case
deals with 15 Apple and 6 Motorola patents. Much of the information about the summary judgment motions have been sealed.
Motorola's summary judgment filing deals with a number of Apple's claims that it wants the court to eliminate with one bang of the judicial gavel. For example, Motorola wants the court to eliminate Apple's request for a number of Declaratory Judgments ranging from one stating that Motorola's patents were not offered on FRAND terms to one that says that Motorola committed patent misuse. Apple's motion for partial summary judgment says that the Cupertino based firm, "moves for partial summary judgment to establish elements of its breach of contract, antitrust, unfair competition, and patent misuse claims," which seems to be some of the exact same claims that Motorola is trying to get a ruling on in its favor with its summary judgment motion.
2. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Why are there different cases in different areas of the U.S.
They need to consolidate the cases into one and try it in D.C.
Better yet, cases involving patents need to involve every country's laws, so, perhaps, just consolidate all cases around the world into one GInormous one and have the trial in NYC.
3. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Well we all knew this day was coming, but lets see how everyone else handles this. Back and forth on who's right and who's wrong. Frand this and Frand that, need some popcorn and fanyboys and we have a SHOW.