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Apple Vs Motorola Patent Trial Dismissed By Judge

Eric McBride
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Apple has been going pretty hard (even for Apple) on the patent allegations lately, and don’t seem to show any signs of stopping their relentless yet ridiculous attack on Android. On Monday another trial was set to begin, as Apple was poised to present its patent case against Motorola. But Judge Richard Posner (presiding judge of the trial) wasn’t having it, and has officially dismissed the case all together. The reason? According to him, neither side presented a valid enough case.

I like this judge already. Ever since the trial first began, the Judge has been noticeably irritated, and was quick to warn Apple that they should hit the brakes on filing so many motions. Judge Posner went on to state that neither side could prove exactly how much the “infringements” have costed anyone, and since it all boils down to money, he sees no reason to block Motorola or Apple from selling their products.

I don’t know about you guys, but that makes so much sense it’s almost insulting. Judge Posner is basically saying "get back to work the both of ya, and make money", since that’s a big part of what this whole hooplah is about. I couldn’t agree more, and with the money Apple has already invested in all these lawsuits, one can’t help but wonder how much they have won back as a result of their few small victories.

The order to dismiss the trial is temporary, as Judge Posner will now take until next week to come up with a formal ruling. There’s always a possibility he could change his mind, which would most likely be appealed by Apple. Motorola seems very confident in the ruling, and stated:

“We are pleased by the Illinois trial court’s tentative ruling today dismissing Apple’s patent claims and look forward to receiving the full decision.“

At this point, all I can do is point at Apple, and say:

Picture credits: macgasm.net and troll.me

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  • Dean Jun 8, 2012 Link

    I onley put a similar comment yesterday when will courts kick apple for wasting time. hope moto do say neener, neener lol.

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  • Eric McBride Jun 8, 2012 Link

    LOL! How funny would it be at the press conference if Motorola actually said that? I can picture it now:

    Reporter: "Motorola, would you like to give a statment in regads to your victory"?

    Motorola: **straightens tie** **ahem** "Yes, we do have a statement". **points finger at Apple legal team** "Neener, neener neener. That is all".

    LMAO :)

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  • Trent Neuman Jun 8, 2012 Link

    Throw in a "Boo yeah" and "In your face"! While queens "we are the champions" plays in the background.

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  • Eric McBride Jun 8, 2012 Link

    HAHAHAH! That would indeed seal the deal :-D

    I can seriously see the whole thing in my head, and it's hilarious :-D

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  • CJ Brown Jun 14, 2012 Link

    Great Article & I'm glad to see that Judge Richard Posner is letting common sense prevail (let the Consumer decide which Smart Phone they feel is innovative) ....

    I would <3 to see Motorola - Samsung - HTC - Google hold a joint press conference & mutter lampooning slogans at Apple in between coughs (cough cough "steve job less corporate entity" cough cough "litigant bully" cough cough "innovatively poor antennna" cough cough "borrow map design from google") ....

    Still, the Judge is right in saying "knock it off & go back to making electronic goods for consumers"

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