German court dismisses Motorola 3G patent suit against AppleAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
More news out of the legal war between Apple and Motorola has emerged today, as a German court has dismissed Motorola's lawsuit against Apple that alleged that the Cupertino firm had infringed a 3G-related patent. The patent in question focused on a "method and system for generating a complex pseudonoise sequence for processing a code division multiple access [CDMA] signal," and Motorola claimed that it was a standards essential patent. However, the judge in the case felt that Motorola didn't adequately demonstrate that Apple had actually infringed on the patent, leading to a decision in Apple's favor.
The legal battle between Motorola and Apple has been picking up a lot of steam as of late and Motorola's has had success in several of those suits, though today's decision obviously didn't work out like Motorola would've liked. Of course, there are still other cases going on between the two companies in which Motorola could have better luck, and considering how much patent-related legal noise has been made lately, I wouldn't be surprised to see more suits crop up in the future.