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Apple's patent claims against Google reopened

A US federal appeals court allowed Apple to reopen a patent case against Google.


A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Apple logo posing with an iPhone 4.
An Apple patent case against Google was recently reopened.

Dado Ruvic/ Reuters/ File

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A US appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Apple should be able to renew its arguments at the International Trade Commission that Google's Motorola Mobility unit violated two patents relating to the iPhone.

The Federal US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC found that the International Trade Commission erred when it invalidated one Apple patent and found that Motorola didn't infringe another. The court returned the case to the ITC for further analysis of those issues, under different legal standards.


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