Judge Allows New Hearing in Apple-Motorola Patent Case

A judge who effectively tossed patent claims and counterclaims between Apple and Google's Motorola unit has reversed himself, granting Apple's request for a new hearing on possible injunctions that would block sales of its rival's mobile products. Judge Richard Posner's ruling, in the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois, also opens the door for Motorola to restate its case for similar injunctions against Apple.