“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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