“In yet another significant patent win for Apple Inc., a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday revived claims brought by the company against Google Inc.’s Mobility unit over two significant patents for smartphone touchscreens,” Ashby Jones reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the International Trade Commission erred in March, 2012 when it dismissed Apple’s claims that certain Motorola phones infringed two Apple patents,” Jones reports. “The case now moves back to the ITC for further review.”
Jones reports, “The main opinion issued Wednesday on the touchscreen patents, written by Judge Kimberly Moore, was highly technical, loaded with obscure technology and patent-law jargon. That opinion was joined by Judge Richard Linn. But Judge Jimmie Reyna, who largely agreed with his colleagues, wrote a separate opinion that, at times, praised Apple and its products. The patent ‘in this case is an invention that has propelled not just technology, but also dramatically altered how humans across the globe interact and communicate,’ he wrote. ‘It marks true innovation.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Judge Reyna sounds like a smart guy. More of judges like this, please, ASAP!
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