Judge Throws Out Patent Case Against Apple


A U.S. District Judge has thrown out the patent lawsuit brought by Golden Bridge Technology against Apple.Golden Bridge Technologies is an intellectual property licensing firm. In 2010 they sued Apple over alleged infringements on patents it hold regarding power level maintenance in CDMA 3G tech. These are a type of wireless technologies that appear in a number of Apple products. Golden Bridge has also filed suit against AT&T and Motorolo Mobility, which were dropped.

Apple in turn moved for the case to be dismissed saying that the claims were either obvious or anticipated by Ericsson patents. The case was scheduled to be heard at trial, but U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson canceled it and threw out the case finding Golden Bridge’s claims were insufficiently backed up. Presently Golden Bridge is planning to appeal the decision.