Judge tosses out Apple-Motorola patent lawsuit

A federal judge has ended a patent lawsuit between Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Motorola Mobility unit that started in 2010. U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner, who had earlier delayed a trial in the case, ruled that the companies could not win injunctions barring sales of infringing products. "Neither party is entitled to an injunction," Posner wrote in his 38-page ruling. "Neither has shown that damages would not be an adequate remedy."  Posner dismissed the case "with prejudice," meaning neither company can refile their claims, though they can appeal the ruling. The ruling comes amid continued patent fights between Apple and Samsung Electronics as well as HTC. Article

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