In bid for patent sanity, judge throws out entire Apple/Motorola case

25 06 2012

One of the most outspoken judges in the craziness that is the US patent system made a bold move tonight, throwing out a lawsuit in which Apple and Motorola were seeking injunctions against each other’s mobile products.

Judge Richard Posner previously canceled a jury trial in Chicago in the case, and then castigated both Apple and Motorola while calling the entire US patent system chaos. Posner, a US Court of Appeals judge who is sitting by designation for this case in US District Court in Illinois, issued a ruling late today (Scribd link) that shows he wasn’t just joking.


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