engine - 1:30 pm on Jun 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Apple and Motorola Mobility Case Dismissed By Judge [bbc.co.uk]
Apple can no longer pursue an injunction against Motorola Mobility, after a US judge dismissed the iPhone maker's smartphone patents lawsuit.
Judge Richard Posner ended the case "with prejudice" between the firms, meaning that neither can re-file the suit - but an appeal is possible.
Reuters quoted a Motorola Mobility spokeswoman as being pleased about the dismissal of the case.
Apple was unavailable for comment.
"Apple is complaining that Motorola's phones as a whole ripped off the iPhone as a whole," Judge Posner wrote in the 38-page ruling as he ended the case.