May 23, 2013 - 09:54 AM EDT — AAPL: 438.36 (-2.994, -0.68%) | NASDAQ: 3498.965 (+33.722, +0.97%)
“In July, Apple and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility gave notice of their appeals to the Federal Circuit of different parts of Judge Posner’s dismissal of one of their two-way lawsuits,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “Google (Motorola) is fighting Judge Posner’s denial of injunctive relief over FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents for high-level reasons while Apple’s appeal is much more case-specific: it’s pushing for an injunction (and, as a lower priority, damages) based on three of the 12 patents that used to be at issue in this case.”
“Apple and Google agreed on an extension of time for their pleadings, which the appeals court granted. While this is a cross-appeal of a two-way lawsuit, Apple is formally the appellant and Motorola the cross-appellant. Apple had to file its opening brief last week, but I obtained a copy of the public redacted version of that brief only today. It’s really a very interesting document,” Mueller reports. “The brief repeatedly refers to Apple’s ‘general policy’ concerning patent licensing… [including] ‘…Apple has a general policy against licensing its inventions, particularly to competitors.’”
Much more in the full article here.