MacNN | Golden Bridge sees claims against Apple, others dismissed
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Golden Bridge sees claims against Apple, others dismissed
Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 10:40pm

Apple, Amazon and a host of other technology firms scored a win in a suit brought by patent licensing firm Golden Bridge Technology. The firm sued the two tech giants and a long list of other tech firms (including Lenovo, Dell, Motorola Mobility, Sony Ericsson, Pantech, LG, HTC and HP) over two patents for 3G network communications. In the court's summary judgement, US District Judge Sue Robinson found that "the record evidence remains consistent with the finding of non-infringement," and cancelled a jury trial set to begin on April 29.



The patents involved in the suit related generally to wireless cellular networks and "teach a method for establishing a communication link between a mobile station (such as a cell phone) and a base station." While the other companies were also named in the lawsuit, only claim construction against Apple had moved forward; all other claims were stayed pending the result. The original ruling came in March, with the final decision arriving earlier this month and entering the public record on Friday. Golden Bridge originally sued Apple and an even longer list of defendants in 2010, citing infringement of the two patents in the course of boosting connections over mobile networks. Lawyer Michael P. Kelly, representing Golden Bridge, told Bloomberg that while he respects the judge "greatly," he felt that "justice wasn't done and of course, we will appeal." Apple spokesman Steve Dowling had no initial comment on the matter.



Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:
  • Cellphone unlocking bill without bulk unlock ban passed by House - 4:10 PM EST
  • Forums: Why isn't anyone excited about Yosemite? - 3:46 PM EST
  • Verizon to begin throttling some 'unlimited' LTE users - 3:45 PM EST
  • Apple deals: budget priced Macs from $719 - 3:45 PM EST
  • DealNN: $300 off 15.4-inch rMBP - 3:44 PM EST
  • Bose suing Beats over infringement of active noise reduction patents - 3:29 PM EST
  • Users of iOS iPhoto may lose Journals, Books, Slideshows in iOS 8 - 3:04 PM EST
  • Lyft caves to NYC regulators, strict TLC-regulated licensure required - 1:24 PM EST
  • Apple manufacturing expenses surge to $15.4B in Q3 - 12:46 PM EST
  • Production of new iPads, 5.5-inch iPhone yet to begin, rumor claims - 11:15 AM EST
  • Friday Deals: 4TB Hard drive, Surface RT, OTA TV streamer, more! - 10:43 AM EST
  • Swiss Apple Store expansion may require first 'open-air' temp shop - 9:46 AM EST
  • ComiXology starts offering DRM-free backups of digital comics - 6:16 AM EST
  • OS X Yosemite public beta includes iTunes 12 beta access - 1:24 AM EST
  • Briefly: Gmail for iOS update, EverWeb for Mac 1.5 - 12:56 AM EST
  • Review: Razer Taipan mouse - 12:45 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Russian government offers $110,000 bounty for Tor tracking code - 3:27 PM EST
  • Amazon Fire Phone now available to purchase in United States - 12:05 PM EST
  • LG reportedly testing user removal of pre-installed "bloatware" - 10:31 AM EST
  • Briefly: Google Glass webcam support, Google Play offline games - 8:31 AM EST
  • Presidential executive order over drone usage reportedly on the way - 7:34 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.