WSJ: "Apple and Samsung Patent Suit Puts Judge Posner's Worldview on Trial"

Apple and Samsung Patent Suit Puts Judge Posner's Worldview on Trial
Joe Palazzolo and Ashby Jones
The Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2012

While technology companies continue to fight over smartphone patents, one judge has fought his way into the ring.

He is 73-year-old Richard Posner, among the most potent forces on the federal bench and an outspoken critic of the patent system.

Presiding over a lawsuit between Apple Inc. and Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility in June, he dropped a bombshell, scrapping the entire case and preventing the companies from refiling their claims. The ruling startled the litigants in the case and fueled a national discussion about whether the patent system is broken.

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Richard A. Posner