Judge Accuses Apple and Google of Using Courts as Business Strategy

Posted April 11, 2013 at 5:02pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 3959 views

A Miami judge has accused Apple and Google of using the courts as a business strategy rather than a way to resolve disputes, reports Bloomberg.

“The parties have no interest in efficiently and expeditiously resolving this dispute; they instead are using this and similar litigation worldwide as a business strategy that appears to have no end,” U.S. District Judge Robert Scola in Miami said yesterday. “That is not a proper use of this court.”

The case in Florida alone involves more than 180 claims over 12 patents and includes disputes over the meaning of more than 100 terms. Apple and Google were unable to streamline the case and Scola called the companies' actions “obstreperous and cantankerous conduct.”

“Without a hint of irony, the parties now ask the court to mop up a mess they made by holding a hearing to reduce the size and complexity of the case,” he wrote. “The court declines this invitation.” Scola gave the companies four months to narrow the case's scope or he will put the case on hold until all disputes over the definition of patent terms are resolved.

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dr3set - April 11, 2013 at 6:07pm
@ Tuscany: LMFAO..Apple&Google are stupid company and for stupid people???, why tuscany..are you than them?
Raghu - April 11, 2013 at 5:39pm
What the people did in this matter
Tuscan - April 11, 2013 at 5:26pm
Apple & Google are stupid companies celling Product and services for st**id people. Sorry to say that, but this is reality.
Anthony - April 11, 2013 at 6:02pm
LMAO! Your an idiot...THAT, is the stupidest thing I've read all month. Why, may I ask are you on an Apple News site? Stupid is as Stupid does....
Slasher - April 11, 2013 at 7:29pm
Ahhaha ''celling'' hahaha
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