Apple has be suing Google’s Motorola Mobility with regard to apparent patent infringements relating to Google’s Android OS and Motorola’s smartphones, and now the judge dealing with the case has thrown it out of court.
The two companies were scheduled to go to court today over a range of different patents, but the judge dealing with the case has dismissed the case.
But Judge Barbara B. Crabb questioned late last week whether she had the legal authority to hear Apple’s claims, and on Monday she dismissed the case.
In an earlier legal brief, Apple claimed the judge had that authority. Apple declined to comment Monday; a Google spokeswoman said it was pleased.
It isn’t clear what will happen next in the lawsuit between Apple and Google/Motorola we suspect this is not the end of it.