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Apple might get round two in patent fight with Google

U.S. appeals court seems receptive to reopening Apple’s lawsuit contending that Motorola copied patented iPhone technology

The second week of September has been a big one for Apple. On Sept. 10, the company announced its latest iterations if the iPhone. And on the following day, Apple’s attorneys argued that a federal judge was incorrect in throwing out a lawsuit the Cupertino-based tech firm had brought against Motorola.

In June 2012, Judge Richard Posner tossed out Apple’s suit, which alleged that Motorola had infringed on significant patents related to the iPhone. But on Sept. 11 of this year, a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seemed receptive to Apple’s arguments that Posner was incorrect in tossing out the suit.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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