There's a lot of tension between Apple and Motorola Mobility (+ everyone else) over FRAND patents and exactly how much Apple should be paying to licence them. Apple launched a claim against Motorola in the US district court, stating that the firm was asking for too much in patent fees, seeking to have the court resolve matters.
The case that was to proceed yesterday, was cancelled only hours before, following an upset caused by Apple when it stated that it would accept no court ruling that asked for licensing fees above $1 per device, following a filing by Motorola of a "motion for guidance", asking the Judge to determinate and set the FRAND fee.
Naturally, the Judge, Barbara B. Crabb, found themselves insulted by Apple's proposition, which undermined the work that the case would seek to accomplish, with Apple's indications demonstrating that the firm was seeking a bargain, not a fair decision to be determined by the US legal system.
Apple will now have to appeal if it ever wishes to file this case within the district court again.