Apple Patent Suit vs Google Motorola Mobility Tossed Out
At issue is whether or not Google has engaged in unfair licensing practices. The contention is that Google is using its patent portfolio (bolstered significantly by its Motorola Mobility acquisition) to essentially gouge companies like Apple and Microsoft by demanding excessively high royalties.
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However, this dismissal, assuming it stands, does little to move litigation to a resolution. A judge in Seattle will hear a similar case wherein Microsoft is suing Motorola Mobility for essentially the same things, and furthermore, Google is facing a potential lawsuit from the FTC itself over its patent licensing practices, particularly as it pertains to its Motorola portfolio.