Originally Posted by jragosta http://www.appleinsider.com/articles..._motorola.html
"Judge Richard Posner has issued an order upholding some of Apple's patent claims against Motorola Mobility that one analysis believes will likely result in a finding of infringement on Motorola's part."
Oh, and btw, since you seem so willing to attack Apple for making "silly" claims:
"Mueller viewed Posner as having "expressed some annoyance" at one of Motorola's arguments. The handset maker had argued that an example of a 27-degree angle in Apple's patent meant that the patent was only limited to that angle. After reading the patent, Mueller himself believes that the 27-degree angle is "clearly identified" as just an example.
"I reject Motorola's argument (this is the third time they've made it and the third time I reject it) that the structure must be limited to the 27-degree angle used as an example by the specification," Posner wrote."
Sounds like Posner likes to get irritated at everyone.
Your own link say your statement that the patent is valid and infringed is absolutely wrong. "An analyst"
thinks it might
result in an infringement ruling. Even that would assume this goes to a trial and final judgement rather than settling beforehand. As for the patent validity, no ruling has been made on that. So far it's been about claims construction
and what arguments will be accepted with regard to the patent claims. All pre-trial preliminary stuff to set the stage.
It's better just to admit a mistake when it happens, say thanks for the clarification and move on. Otherwise the hole just gets deeper.
As far as attacking Apple, I did nothing of the sort, nor used the word "silly" AFAIK. I actually said Apple had no direct blame for raising the ire of the judge IMO
but that they needed to take a hard look at the legal team representing them to help assure this would be an isolated incident.