Motorola now has only one patent left to stand on in its ongoing infringement case with Apple.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Posner ruled in Apple's favor yesterday by dismissing Motorola's U.S. Patent No. 6,175,559.
Described in tech terms as a "method for generating preamble sequences in a code division multiple access system," the patent was seen by Motorola as essential to the company's 3G (UMTS) standard, according to Foss Patents' Florian Mueller.
But Apple had argued otherwise, and Posner agreed that the patent should be thrown out. The removal doesn'… Read more