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07.24.2009 Blog

Apple Scores a Knockout in Round 1


In a victory that surely does not happen often, Apple recently won summary judgment on the pleadings in a patent infringement case in Alexandria filed by Monec over Apple's iPhone.  See our previous posts about Apple's motion for judgment on the pleadings in the case here, and on Monec's asserted claims in the complaint here.  Last week, Judge Brinkema granted Apple's Motion and dismissed the case with a summary one page order.  Apple Order.pdf.  With this early and decisive victory, Apple was able to avoid what could likely have been an expensive discovery process, in addition to the cost and uncertainty of trial. 

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