“Apple initially sued Motorola for allegedly infringing three iPad designs with the Xoom. It sought to have the device banned across Europe,” Torry reports. “Although the judges ruled Motorola’s Xoom doesn’t infringe on the iPad, the court rejected a counterclaim brought by Motorola alleging the iPad’s design patent is invalid, a spokesman for the court said.”
Torry reports, “As the court ultimately rejected both parties’ claims, it ordered Apple to pay two-thirds of costs and Motorola to pay a third, the spokesman added.”
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MacDailyNews Take: So, for now, Europe’s store shelves can continue to be littered with yet another POS Android-based wannabe iPad that nobody’s even giving a second glance to, much less buying.
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