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    June 15, 2012

    Apple, Motorola patent lawsuit back on

    FOSS Patents has reported that a patent infringement case between Apple and Motorola has been recently revived by US judge Richard Posner who had previously dismissed the case last week.

    The case was dismissed on a tentative bases based on both parties’ failure to provide a successful argument that supported the rewarding of damages or could prove injury. Judge¬†Posner also said at the time an injunction, against either company would have been “contrary to the public interest”.

    Posner has now agreed to hear the case of Apple Inc. against Motorola Mobility, allowing their attorneys to plead their case on an injunction before he makes a final decision although he has not yet made it clear as to why he changed his original decision to throw out the case.

    The case dates back to 2010 when Motorola claimed that Apple infringed several of its wireless and smartphone technologies. Apple then claimed that Motorola violated some of its key patents related to iOS devices and filed a suit.

    The injunction hearing has now been set for 20 June.

    Source: CNet

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