Apple snatches a victory in Motorola patent wars

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Apple snatches a victory in Motorola patent wars

Apple has finally scored a win in its never-ending patent battles with Motorola Mobility.

A German judge today found that the iPhone maker did not infringe on a Motorola patent related to wireless technology, according to Florian Mueller’s Foss Patents legal blog.

The patent in question covers 3G/UMTS wireless communications and in tech jargon refers to a “method and system for generating a complex pseudonoise sequence for processing a code division multiple access [CDMA] signal.”

Motorola had argued that any use of 3G/UMTS by Apple would violate the patent. But Judge Andreas Voss was unconvinced, finding that Motorola failed to provide evidence that any Apple products had adopted the specific invention either through hardware or software code.

“Since the asserted patent claim is centered around the ‘means’ used to generate a number that optimizes wireless transmissions, the court would have wanted to see proof that Apple ‘s products contain such ‘means,'” explained Mueller. “[Motorola Mobility] didn’t show any kind of actual implementation (neither hardware nor software), and arguing merely on the basis of the specifications of the standard was insufficient to win.”

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Apple snatches a victory in Motorola patent wars

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