Florida Judge: Apple, Motorola Mobility Have No Intention of Solving Patent Cases
April 11, 2013 2:18 PM
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The judge says lawsuits have become a business strategy
A Florida judge called both Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility out in court, saying that neither of them really wants to
resolve these patent matters
U.S. District Judge Robert Scola -- a federal judge in Miami, Florida -- said that Apple and Motorola Mobility are wasting the court's time with patent infringement lawsuits that they have no intention of solving.
“The parties have no interest in efficiently and expeditiously resolving this dispute; they instead are using this and similar litigation worldwide as a business strategy that appears to have no end,” said Judge Scola. “That is not a proper use of this court.”
Judge Scola's main issue is that Apple and Motorola Mobility currently have over 180 claims regarding 12 patents and are arguing over the meaning of over 100 terms.
“Without a hint of irony, the parties now ask the court to mop up a mess they made by holding a hearing to reduce the size and complexity of the case,” wrote Judge Scola. “The court declines this invitation.”
The court has given Apple and Motorola Mobility four months to narrow the case down, and if they fail to do so, the case will be put on hold until all disputes over terms are resolved.
Apple and Motorola Mobility have been tossing patent infringement lawsuits around since 2010. Many see these cases as a way of struggling for market share and pushing the competitor's products out rather than attempting to solve real issues.
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RE: Patent trolls can go f%ck themselves
4/12/2013 1:58:29 PM
You clearly don't understand the meaning of the word "innovation" - someone has helpfully posted that information in this thread though. You might find it handy.
"Magic" of course was your Lord and Master Steve Jobs' favorite thing to talk about. I'm pointing out that there was no such thing.
But, at least you can admit you're wrong. There may be hope for you yet.
RE: Patent trolls can go f%ck themselves
4/12/2013 2:46:08 PM
I don't use Apple products. My phone is a Note and the tablet I bought my mom is a Xoom (shut up it was cheap, and is running surprisingly well to this day). I just hate bad logic and BS more than I hate Apple. And I love arguing, so it's difficult for me to just hold my tongue when I see people being illogical.
"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins
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