Fed. Circ. Axes Motorola Patent Claims Against Apple

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 5:41 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that nixed a pair of claims in a Motorola Mobility LLC data communications patent previously asserted against Apple Inc., concurring with the USPTO's finding that the claims were obvious in light of prior technology.

The three-judge panel unanimously backed the USPTO's decision to invalidate claims 26 and 27 of U.S. Patent Number 5,958,006, which is held by Motorola corporate parent Google Inc. The patent was one of several asserted against Apple's...
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