Judge concerned that Apple wants to use Motorola offer for FRAND patent fee as a negotiating tool
Judge Judy to learn that. A similar statement was made in the Microsoft-Motorola Mobility FRAND case which is going to trial on November 13th. In that case, Judge James Robart told both sides to stop using the court "as a pawn in a global, industry-wide business negotiation". The difference between the two cases is that Microsoft subsequently agreed to accept whatever rate the court decides, a decision that scares the heck out of Apple. Motorola Mobility pointed out Microsoft's behavior to Judge Crabb and asked why Apple couldn't be so agreeable.
Judge Crabb is now considering whether or not to allow a trial on Apple's other claims. If Apple wins on these other claims, it might be able to prevent Motorola Mobility from enforcing its standards-essential claims against it. Both sides have until noon on Sunday to respond to the order (don't forget the end of daylight savings time on Sunday morning, guys!) and both sides need to be ready for the possibility that the trial will start at 1pm Monday. On the other hand, Apple has apparently ticked off Judge Crabb enough that she might call off the trial. For once, Apple's arrogance in a courtroom, which Judge Koh and the jury in the Samsung case seemed to turn a blind eye to, might have worked against it.