Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wins again. On Monday, U.S. judge Mary Sue Robinson tossed out Golden Bridge’s lawsuit against Apple for infringing on their patents with patent CDMA 3G technologies.
Golden Bridge also filed suits against AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI), and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The lawsuit against Amazon was a separate lawsuit but the same complaint. The cases against the other two companies were dropped awhile ago.
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Now that the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) case was dismissed, this could possibly mean either one of two things: the original claim has no validity or that the patents were actually held by Ericsson. The case was originally set to go to trial during the upcoming summer before it was shuttered.
Robinson explained in the case dismissal, “The recorded evidence remains consistent with the finding of non-infringement.”
Apple has yet to respond to the court’s recent decision but Golden Bridge attorney Michael Kelly said, “We respect the judge greatly but justice wasn’t done and of course we will appeal.”
Despite Apple’s recent shortcomings in the tech market, it’s still hard to claim that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has infringed on products in the past. In fact, the Cupertino-based seems to have success when it comes to suing other companies, namely Samsung.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) have been rivals for years as the former accuses the latter of infringing on their technology. Last summer, Apple scored a huge win when Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) was found guilty and had to pay up. The lawsuits involving both companies have spanned throughout the world including Great Britain, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and South Korea.
It appears that most companies don’t have luck proving Apple infringed on anything and that’s a good thing for Apple. If anything, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) can pride itself as a truly innovative company, and that can boost profits in a big way.