Apple Loses Another Patent Infringement Claim, This Time Surrendering Victory To Motorola

 

Apple has taken yet another major blow in its neverending war against competition Android, this time seeing Motorola see sweet victory. Apparently federal judge Richard A. Posner has ruled that Apple’s “finger-swipe” patent infringement claim against MOTO was not the same as tapping an item on screen. His decision addresses Apple’s claim that six applications available on Motorola Mobility-made devices, including those used for browsing photographs, musical album covers and YouTube Inc. videos, infringe its touch-screen finger-tap functionality patent. Apparently, Posner didn’t want to hear any of it and shared the following:

 “Apple contends that the finger swipe is equivalent to a finger tap because the two gestures are interchangeable. If consumers distinguish between the two, they are not interchangeable”.

Another day, another frivolous claim tossed out the door. Here’s hoping this is another step towards seeing the end of ridiculous lawsuits from Apple.

source: Bloomberg

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  • http://www.cashforsmartphones.com/ Sell Old Cell Phones

    “Here’s hoping this is another step towards seeing the end of ridiculous lawsuits from Apple.”

    - You’re right, Apple should stop claiming and suing others for patent infringement.

    • Hinds2009

      Apple has loads of isheep money so lawsuits gonna keep coming. Unless somebody gouges a huge victory, it won’t stop!

  • Dinesh Abraham

    and how much did both companies spend on this ? 

  • Bar

    Here’s hoping this is another step towards seeing the end of ridiculous Apple.

  • Major_Pita

    I don’t know who’s worse – Apple or the the ignorent douches that grant some of these ridiculous patents. Next Apple will claim it has patented rounded corners on it’s devices and is suing everyone…

    • Anand Adane

      Actually the had a patent on rounded corners phone design which they lost.