As you are surely aware by now, Apple and Google have been in lawsuits all around the world. Not between those two companies specifically, but on their own. However, indirectly these two technology giants have met through the form of Apple vs. Motorola cases, seeing as Motorola is now owned by Google.
In a report from Bloomberg, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola said in an order that litigation is being used as each’s “business strategy,” and that there appears to be no possibility for settlement:
The parties have no interest in efficiently and expeditiously resolving this dispute; they instead are using this and similar litigation worldwide as a business strategy that appears to have no end,” U.S. District Judge Robert Scola in Miami said in an order dated yesterday. “That is not a proper use of this court.
He has now given the two companies 4 months to narrow the claims, which add up to a count of 180 as of now, putting the case on hold unless the two companies come to some solution.
Apple and Motorola are in a number of cases scattered around the globe, so if a settlement could be reached it would benefit both. Apple and Samsung is another set of cases that have yet to reach some type of agreement, however Apple and HTC were able to reach an agreement, so it is possible for Apple to settle.
What do you think? Will Apple and Motorola be able to settle? Or is this never ending? Let us know in the comments