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Apple’s Motorola patent suit gets tossed out the window

Published Nov 5th, 2012 5:59PM EST
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A U.S. District judge in Wisconsin on Monday dismissed Apple’s (AAPL) patent lawsuit against Motorola, according to Reuters. The Cupertino-based company had accused Motorola of violating patent laws, claiming that the  Google (GOOG) subsidiary wasn’t licensing its technology on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. Apple’s attorneys previously said that they would be willing to license Motorola’s technology if the court set the per-unit FRAND rate at $1 or less per iPhone sold. Google said that it was “pleased that the court has dismissed Apple’s lawsuit with prejudice,” that “Motorola has long offered licensing to our extensive patent portfolio at a reasonable and non-discriminatory rate in line with industry standards” and that the company remained “interested in reaching an agreement with Apple.”

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.