U.S. Court of Appeals upholds ruling saying Apple did not infringe Google owned patents
Right now the executives at Google are trying to remind themselves about all the reasons they stated as to why they bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2012. The patents that came with the sale certainly won’t be high on the list.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the ruling by the International Trade Commission in April that Apple did not violate a Google patents when they introduced the iPhone in 2007. The case goes back to 2010 when Motorola accused Apple of patent infringement. The ITC ruling from early in 2013 pretty much shot that down.
Back in December the tables were turned when Microsoft won an appeals court ruling against the Google Motorola unit.
After today’s court loss the Google unit issued a statement stating that “We’re disappointed in this decision and are evaluating our options.”