U.S. ITC to investigate Apples’s claims of patent infringement by Motorola

InvisibleSHIELD.  Scratch Proof your iPhone 4!“Apple Inc.’s patent claims against Motorola Inc. will be reviewed by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which could issue an order banning Motorola phones from the U.S.,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg. “The ITC will determine if Motorola is infringing Apple patents and whether it should rule to block U.S. imports of Motorola phones made overseas that run on Google Inc.’s Android operating system.”

Decker reports, “The investigation adds to the cases pending before the ITC over the technology behind the growing market for smartphones, which can perform some of the functions of computers. Motorola of Schaumburg, Illinois, also has patent fights at the ITC with Microsoft Corp., while Cupertino, California-based Apple is in fights with HTC Corp. and Nokia Oyj.”

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  1. I don’t think the ITC is going to ban anyone from any market, everyone is suing each other, basically making all their complains mute.

    Speaking of phones, your boss can remote wipe your <u>personal iPhone.</u>

    All that’s necessary is for the phone’s user to configure it to receive e-mail from a Microsoft Exchange Server

    Simple as that. Love that Microsoft!!


  2. Instead of getting licensing revenue, Apple should maintain their unique IP advantage, perhaps licensing a few minor things as a bargaining tactic. Everybody else needs to create their own damn phone technology, as if they could.

  3. Speaking of phones, your boss can remote wipe your personal iPhone.

    Of course he can. Because that phone ceases to be personal the moment you configured it to access that company Exchange server. All that data belongs to your company, and they will likely reserve the right

    If you want to keep your phone private, but still receive office mail, have your office e-mails forwarded automatically to some private e-mail.

  4. The Motorola complaint against Apple refers to an iTouch. Does that mean the iPod touch is exempt from the lawsuit because Motorola can’t get their shit straight? I think it should. Sloppy work on their part.

  5. iPod Touch, iTouch…

    I’ve been fighting that one in my home for months now (ever since an iPod touch joined our stable of Apple hardware). I’m ready to give up on that fight.

    I can’t think of anyone outside of our little circle of Apple fans who actually calls the device an iPod (touch). For all intents and purposes, out there in the world, it is an iTouch. As much as it grinds me to hear (or worse, say) that, it is a reality. Perhaps, one day, Steve may even decide to give in and rename the product in deference to the masses…

  6. September 15, 2009 Bruce Sewell, the former chief counsel of Intel Corp. is hired as Apple’s new Chief Counsel

    October 29, 2009 Android 2.0 was posted as having multi-touch included on the Motorola Droid API website.

    October 29, 2010, Apple files with the ITC

    November 24, 2010 The ITC has agreed to investigate 6 patent infringement claims relating to multi-touch.

    6 clean patents X 1 year of Droid Sales = Oh No Moto

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