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Judge Barbara B. Crabb, the federal judge who is presiding over an "Apple v. Motorola Mobility" FRAND enforcement lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin filed in March 2011 as a set of counterclaims to an ITC case, entered an order on Friday granting the antitrust-related part of a Motorola Mobility motion for partial summary judgment "only because of an immunity rule that protects lawsuits and ITC complaints, and then granting all of Apple's partial summary judgment requests that were still relevant after the dismissal of its antitrust claims," reports "FOSS Patents."
Apple has alleged that Motorola infringes 24 of its patents (21 of them with Android-based phones, the remaining three with set-top boxes and DVRs), while Motorola previously asserted 18 patents against a variety of Apple products (mostly but not exclusively iPhone, iPad and iPod).
In November 2010 Apple sued Motorola, alleging that the company's smartphone lineup and the operating software it uses infringe on the iPhone-maker's intellectual property. The two lawsuits came after Motorola sued Apple in October 2010 for patent infringement. Motorola claims that Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and certain Mac computers infringe Motorola patents.