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

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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