Judge Richard Posner harshly dismissed Apple and Motorola's patent trial last week, but in a new order issued yesterday, has decided to give Apple an opportunity to prove whether it deserves an injunction — even if it doesn't receive any damages from its adversary. Posner says that both Apple and Motorola may argue that they are deserving of injunctive relief, and have until Monday, June 18th to submit briefs. It's still a real possibility that Posner won't give Apple or Motorola anything, but with this decision, Posner will be creating a record that could protect his decision on appeal. We'll be sure to keep tracking the case, but there's no guarantee either Apple or Motorola will get what they've both admitted will alleviate their grievances: money.

Matt Macari contributed to this report.