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Old Jul 30, 2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Apple and Motorola Agree to Drop 14 Patents From Impending Trial




Google-owned Motorola Mobility and Apple have agreed to drop a combined total of 14 patents from litigation that were part of a Florida lawsuit scheduled to go to trial in 2014. Apple dropped 6 patents in the pending case, while Motorola dropped 8, leaving 8 total patents to be tried in court, reports FOSS Patents.
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Yesterday (Monday, July 29 2013) Apple and Motorola filed a stipulation to dismiss a total of 14 patents from the Miami case. Apple had previously dropped two patents (though it reserved some rights subject to what happens on appeal), so the case was down from 24 to 22 patents. Under yesterday's stipulation, Motorola drops eight patents and Apple withdraws six, restoring parity. Subject to the court's (very likely) approval of this stipulation, either party will be asserting four patents going forward.
The lawsuit history between the two companies started in October 2010 after Motorola filed a complaint with the ITC accusing Apple of patent infringement, with Motorola seeking to bar Apple from importing, promoting, and distributing its products.

The lawsuit ramped up after Google acquired Motorola, with the company further expanding its charges against Apple. As the scope of the lawsuit grew out of control, the U.S. District Judge in the case, Robert Scola, chastised Apple and Motorola for the dispute, calling it a "business strategy that appears to have no end."

The two companies were given four months to streamline the case, under the threat of a hold. At this point in time, the two companies will each assert four patents in the Florida dispute, which is set to begin in August of next year.

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started in October 2010 after Motorola filed a complaint
Wait, is this a patent dispute that Apple didn't start?
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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Less is more. The sooner this patent stuff is taken care of the better. Most of it shouldn't even be raised.

Software - Copyright, yes. Patents, no.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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Sounds like a few of the courts are getting sick and tired of the "shotgun" approach to patent war.

Throw everything you have and hope things stick.

its a clustertruck waste of time and money. And the courts are getting sick of it. (and so are the consumers).

hopefully by being forced to drop patents from these cases it will push all companies involved to come to reasonable arrangements, Either through licensing, cross licensing, or outright dropping patents that are too vague to legitimately be used in court, allowing more future development
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As part of the agreement, Apple demands that Motorola redesigns its logo.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 11:16 AM   #9
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Normal procedure on those trials
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I think a better strategy is to adopt the one Intel did. Stop going to court and just innovate at such a pace that the so-called competition can't possibly follow.
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So now it's four against four. Is this going to overtime? Then a penalty shoot out? Oh, wrong 'sport'
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Maybe Peace has started again?
This article is really interesting..talks about Samsung..but under the lines
also about Apple..so the deal between Moto and Apple...can be seen with a different perspective...
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/...roperty-issues
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14 patents dropped, 8 more left to drop.
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Maybe Peace has started again?
This article is really interesting..talks about Samsung..but under the lines
also about Apple..so the deal between Moto and Apple...can be seen with a different perspective...
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/...roperty-issues
Please, Daniel Eran Dilger can't be used as source. Well, use as fiction is allowed

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Please, from Daniel Eran Dilger can't be used as source. Well, use as fiction is allowed
Your reply doesn't make any sense at all.
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Has anyone ever noticed?

Has anyone ever noticed the Motorola logo is what Madonna sees when she looks down?
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warcries, impending battles....long time ago, Apple teamed up with IBM and Motorola to bring out the famous and now defunct, for practical purposes, PowerPC chip and architecture...........


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Can we focus on some good cool stuffs here please

Like the iPad mini R
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This is all good and well...the Patent house trolls are the ones that are sucking the life out of startups. Innovation is getting expensive...
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Wait, is this a patent dispute that Apple didn't start?
It looks that way but from what I have read it was Motorolla got wind Apple was planning on and gearing up to sue them. They knew it was coming so they started the law suit to prevent Apple from suing in a court that would be more favorable for Apple.
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Google ruins logos...

What on Earth happened to Motorola's logo?!
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