News Summary: Apple-Google lawsuit dismissed

News Summary: Judge dismisses Apple suit vs. Google over Motorola patent rates for iPhones

Associated Press

CASE CLOSED: A federal judge in Madison, Wis., has thrown out a suit by Apple Inc. claiming that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility is seeking unreasonably high license fees for the use of patents on wireless technology.

THE BACKDROP: The suit is part of a world-spanning battle between Apple and Google, whose Android software powers the smartphones that compete with Apple's iPhone.

THE DISPUTE: In the suit filed last year, Apple said the license fee Motorola sought was too high. The devices at issue include the iPhone and iPod Touch, as they incorporate Motorola's patented technologies.

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