Fed. Circ. Blasts Posner In Apple-Motorola Patent War
By Erica Teichert
Law360, Washington (September 11, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit panel on Wednesday criticized Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner's handling of Apple Inc. and Google Inc. unit Motorola Mobility Inc.'s smartphone patent infringement battle, saying they had significant concerns over his decision to throw out both sides' claims prior to a full trial over injunctive relief.
The three-judge panel took issue with various portions of Judge Posner's June 2012 summary judgment ruling that said neither company could prove it was entitled to damages or an injunction, ranging from claim construction flaws to throwing...