Apple and Motorola Agree to Drop 14 Patents From Impending Trial

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    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.
    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.

    Article Link: Apple and Motorola Agree to Drop 14 Patents From Impending Trial
     
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    keysofanxiety

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    Wait, is this a patent dispute that Apple didn't start? ;)
     
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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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    more money for R&D
     
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    Aww man!

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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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    And all the dads of toddlers thought of Swipper the fox... And are now stuck with the Dora the Explorer theme song in their head...
     
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    Normal procedure on those trials
     
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    Hell has gotten a little colder today
     
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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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    Hope, to get Push back to my iCloud-Mail Account in Germany!! :mad:
     
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    So now it's four against four. Is this going to overtime? Then a penalty shoot out? Oh, wrong 'sport' :confused:
     
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    14 patents dropped, 8 more left to drop.
     
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    Yes, let's move on with our lives and new products.
     
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    Removed post.
     
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    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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    Money banters.....

    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.....:eek:......:(


    :):apple:
     
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    Can we focus on some good cool stuffs here please :mad:

    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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    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?! :eek:
     

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