A federal judge has decided to tentatively dismiss a case involving lawsuits regarding patent infringements between Apple and Motorola Mobility, which was recently acquired by Google.
The judge said he dismissed the case as both companies failed to support a case for damages and because imposing any injunctions would have been contrary to the public interest.
The case was set to begin Monday. It went back to 2010 when Apple sued Motorola for allegedly infringing on four of its patents, to which Motorola counter-sued Apple, alleging infringements of their own.
"Injunctive relieve would impose costs disproportionate to the harm to the patentee and the benefit of the alleged infringement to the alleged infringer and would be contrary to the public interest," said Judge Richard Posner, according to The Register. "I cannot find a basis for an award of injunctive relief."