A U.S. District Judge decided that Apple isn’t infringing on Golden Bridge Technology’s intellectual property, saving the Cupertino California company from yet another patent lawsuit. Golden Bridge sued Apple in 2010, alleging that Apple had infringed on patents it holds regarding power level maintenance in CDMA 3G technologies. The company also filed suit against AT&T and Motorola Mobility and in a separate case, Amazon over the same technologies. The motions against AT&T and Motorola had previously been dropped.
Apple did try to motion for the case to be dismissed, asserting that Golden Bridge’s claims were either invalid or anticipated by patents held by Ericsson. The case had been scheduled to go before a jury but U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson canceled the trial, finding Golden Bridge’s case insufficient. According to Robinson:
The record evidence remains consistent with the finding of non-infringement.
We respect the judge greatly but justice wasn’t done and of course we will appeal.
Source: Bloomberg via AppleInsider