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Judge Slams Apple-Motorola Suit As 'Business Strategy' 140

Posted by timothy
from the stating-the-obvious dept.
jfruh writes "Faced with an Apple vs. Motorola lawsuit that involves 180 claims and counterclaims across 12 patents, a judge in Florida has thrown up his hands and accused both companies of acting in bad faith. Claiming the parties' were engaged in 'obstreperous and cantankerous conduct', he said that the lawsuit was part of 'a business strategy that appears to have no end.'"
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Judge Slams Apple-Motorola Suit As 'Business Strategy'

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  • Good (Score:5, Funny)

    by drinkydoh (2658743) on Thursday April 11, 2013 @02:53PM (#43425297)
    Fighting is stupid. You should just concentrate on making a great product, just like Apple does. Note that, Motorola/Google, and stop fighting.
  • No sir (Score:5, Funny)

    by Reverand Dave (1959652) on Thursday April 11, 2013 @03:03PM (#43425427)
    Is he implying that Apple's business strategy is somehow tied into massive, pervasive, and obvious patent trolling? No sir, simply won't buy it. Everyone knows they invented rounded corners.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11, 2013 @03:06PM (#43425455)

    that the judge blurting out what is obvious to anyone following the case is a clear violation of protocol.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11, 2013 @03:15PM (#43425577)

    The judge should ask Apple if it plans to be in business 200 years from today.
    When Apple says yes, the judge should suspend the suit and schedule another hearing in 100 years.
    To an immortal corporation, a "speedy trial" can easily be measured in centuries.

  • Re:Good (Score:3, Funny)

    by SJHillman (1966756) on Thursday April 11, 2013 @03:18PM (#43425615)

    Who owns Motorola Mobility? Google does! Seriously, even reading the comment you're replying to would have told you he was making a sarcastic remark telling Motorola and its owner, Google, to be more like the other litigant, Apple.

  • by Captain Spam (66120) on Thursday April 11, 2013 @04:12PM (#43426195) Homepage

    Claiming the parties' were engaged in 'obstreperous and cantankerous conduct', he said that the lawsuit was part of 'a business strategy that appears to have no end.'

    Motorola lawyer: Yeah.
    Apple lawyer: And?
    Judge: *long pause* *deep sigh* Very well. *gets up, starts walking towards lawyers* I believe, at this point, I am legally permitted, by the great State of Florida, to dope-slap the both of you. Not only am I permitted to do so, I may be legally required as well, something I am not about to question. Please turn around.

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