Apple Suit Over Motorola Essential Patent Licenses Survives

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge on Friday tossed Apple Inc.'s antitrust claims against Motorola Mobility Inc. but kept alive its central contract claims in a suit claiming Motorola refused to license its standard-essential patents on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms.

U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb found that Motorola’s commitments to standard-setting organizations are contractually binding and that Apple has the right to enforce those contracts as a third-party beneficiary, maintaining the heart of the contract claims at issue in the dispute, but tossed Apple's claims that...
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