Weekly there’s some element added to the legal saga in the Apple vs. Google and Apple vs. Samsung battles. Friday saw Apple get yet another victory this time against Google as it was deemed that the Cupertino-based company did not infringe on Motorola’s patents.
The International Trade Commission’s decision was upheld up by the U.S Court of Appeals. The crux of the case—dating back to 2010—was that six patents belonging to Motorola Mobility was used in the development of the iPhone. The specific technology focused on signal noise reduction and touch screen programming to prevent accidental activation.
The patents in question belonged to Motorola prior to Google acquiring Motorola at $12.5 billion. In the process the Mountain View-based company picked up the patents and the active lawsuit in 2012.
Of the outcome Motorola stated, “We’re disappointed in this decision and are evaluating our options.” While obviously content with the outcome, Apple made no comment. Apple will be heading into another legal battlefield against Samsung in March.
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