A California court on Monday set a hearing date for the next step in Apple's "antisuit lawsuit" which seeks to protect the company against litigation being leveled by Motorola over patent licensing issues.
U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner shot down Apple's motion to reconsider a ruling of a Motorola patent case, writing that the document's two main arguments are founded on "flagrant misreadings" of the March 29 order.
Judge Richard Posner has issued an order upholding some of Apple's patent claims against Motorola Mobility that one analysis believes will likely result in a finding of infringement on Motorola's part.
After reviewing an initial determination that exonerated Motorola Mobility from claims of infringement on certain Apple patents, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday handed down a "finding of no violation" that effectively brings an end to the nearly year-and-a-half long investigation.
Motorola Mobility has raised five new prior art claims in its defense against Apple patents, using contributions from "numerous individuals," claims that Apple has asked the court to strike "because they assert five new prior art references never before raised by Motorola in expert reports, invalidity contentions, or discovery responses."