Trial Axed In Apple, Motorola Smartphone Patent War

Law360, Chicago (June 7, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday canceled the trial in Apple Inc. and Motorola's smartphone patent infringement war that was to begin June 11 after finding during a hearing, and ruling "tentatively" in an order later, that both companies' damages theories fell flat.

U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner said he would likely grant summary judgment against both sides as to damages for the patents Apple accuses Motorola of infringing and the single patent remaining in Motorola's counterclaims of infringement. Apple alleges Motorola infringed four of its...
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