Apple FRAND Appeal Belongs In 7th Circ., Motorola Says

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 4:02 PM EST) -- Motorola Mobility Inc. on Friday urged the Federal Circuit to toss Apple Inc.'s patent-license fairness claims related to royalties on iPhone sales, arguing that because the claims relate to contract and antitrust law, not patent law, they belong in the Seventh Circuit instead.

Apple appealed a Wisconsin federal court's dismissal of its lawsuit against Motorola, seeking to establish a fair royalty rate on iPhone-related patents, to the Federal Circuit earlier this month. But Motorola moved to block that appeal late Friday, arguing that it should head...
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