Apple's Motorola Patent License Suit Thrown Out By Judge

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 9:09 PM EST) -- A Wisconsin federal judge on Monday threw out Apple Inc.'s contract suit alleging Google Inc. subsidiary Motorola Mobility Inc. failed to license its standard-essential patents on reasonable terms, after Apple said it might refuse to pay a court-ordered license rate.

The day a bench trial was set to begin, U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb called it off and dismissed Apple's suit with prejudice. She ruled last week that if she found that Motorola breached its obligations to standard-setting authorities by not offering Apple a license...
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