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Apple gets favorable ruling from the ITC on 3 out of 4 Motorola patents

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Apple gets favorable ruling from the ITC on 3 out of 4 Motorola patents
Overshadowed by the blockbuster verdict in the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, the ITC made a final ruling on Friday on 4 Motorola Mobility patents that Apple was accused of infringing. The final decision mirrors the ITC's initial ruling that Apple did not infringe on three out of the four patents. But instead of ruling that the fourth patent was infringed upon by Apple, the decision by the ITC is to send the evidence on that claim to Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender for a decision.

Motorola Mobility seeks a ban on U.S. imports of the Apple iPhone

Motorola Mobility seeks a ban on U.S. imports of the Apple iPhone

It could take as long as a year for Judge Pender to reach a decision, and whatever he decides will need to be reviewed by the ITC. The fourth patent, US Patent number 6,246,862, covers the sensor at the top of a phone that prevents the touchscreen from accidentally being deployed when the unit is being held up to the ear during a phone call.

Both Motorola Mobility and Google are being investigated by the FTC for failing to license FRAND related standard essential patents. Earlier this month, the wholly owned Google subsidiary has filed seven new claims against Apple for infringing on patents used for Apple iPhone features like Siri, email notification, video players and location reminders. With this new claim, Motorola Mobility is seeking a U.S. import ban on both the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

source: electronista

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posted on 25 Aug 2012, 17:35 22

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


GO MOTO VEGENCE FOR SAMSUNG!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 17:53 15

2. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Nah... looks like the ITC is giving Apple plenty of time to get it's ducks in a row.
US Justice. The best justice money can buy!

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 17:57 15

3. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Apple has too much money.

Money is Power, Power is Control and Control is KEY to getting what you want (or getting away with whatever you want).

Steve Jobs was truly a visionary, patent anything and everything that has prior art but no patent's, then sue anyone and everyone who dares to try and stop the exploitation of the "system".

I said it before, ill say it again, I play video games, and the people I cant stand the most are those who exploit the system, or purposely use a glitch to their advantage, when its in a game, EVERYONE hates the exploiter, when it comes to patents, the only people with the common sense to hate the exploiter are those who ARENT fanboys (its easy to become a fanboy, just take a stroll through the walled garden! ask those like taco who blindly believe anything and everything Apple spouts, got proof? too bad, walled garden buffer in full effect!)

Sad sad year ahead of us, I wonder what other features I have seen/used in prior art that Apple is going to patent and sue for next?

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 22:14 1

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


samsung deserve to be sued.. stop being a fandroid and look at the REAL SIDE....

what make me sick is that you kind of fandroids are so annoying that you can never see the REAL thing now... you think that android is the perfect OS? better think again... it still has flaws even it is already on its 10th installment!!!

why dont you just wake up and see the real world..

apple is right about what they did to samsung...but i dont know who to believe in motorola-apple fight... but its stupid to ban all its iDevices...

truth will prevails!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 23:03 7

15. matrix_neo (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Why don't you just wake up also and see the real world, you're too blinded by your beloved iapple.

Yeah android is in it's 10th installment but getting better and better, continue to innovate and provides better user experience, unlike your ios, some of it's features have been copied from android. That's the reality now, don't deny the truth. Why shouldn't be banned, because they are apple??!! Are they above the law?? Let the court decide it's fate, if they get banned, they deserved it.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 18:29 5

4. GoBears (Posts: 350; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Man I despise Apple. This was posted at MMI. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeC25BM9E0

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 01:38 2

18. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Thanks for the link. It all just makes you sick really.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 19:31

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well the infringement is on an important patent, it currently exist on any modern phone some may claim its FRAND under this post anyways...... wonder how the other 7 will fair... can 8 patents end this war?

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 19:44 5

6. JerzeySniper (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


*sigh* I've been a phonearena fan for quite some time and have read a lot of articles and comments and normally just don't respond because of lewd and onesided replies and comments however as of late this whole patent wars that's been raging on has just spun out of control and hopefully and I'm being blindling optimistic but hopefully someone in the ITC or justice or antitrust or whoever department will put an end to all of this. It is CLEARLY EVIDENT that the courts have a very "pro apple" stance on all of this. All you have to do is look at the ridiculous claims that apple has brought forth an won on and the ones that the OEMs of android has produced and lost. I make NO claim on knowing how the system works in all of this but its very discouraging. And having worked for 3 of the major 4 carriers *currently* working for one still, I have never witnessed a customer confuse a Samsung device for apple device.

God bless America....land of the free for companies to dictate and the home of the best justice money can buy.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 20:47 4

10. JGuinan007 (Posts: 633; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Whats even crazzier to me is Apple is an American Company but all it's money is in other countries and everything is built outside the US or the stuff built state side is by foreign companies they make huge profitts off US people bring nothing back stateside and our gov helps them out protects them or is paid off by them

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 09:58

19. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Govt helps those who can fund their elections machinary. This is so very common and valid in every country which boasts of democracy and free market.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 19:46 4

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


now that Apple has won. Moto wants to be next... Steve Jobs is smiling right now.. taking one Android manufacturer at a time.. take out the head and the rest will follow

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 20:26 11

8. bomariam1 (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 May 2012)


Apple didnt won.
More people hate them now.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 00:33 2

17. LionStone (Posts: 447; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Exactly...this is the kind of advertising you don't want. The almighty Apple couldn't leave a little peasant alone and beats them down...says you cannot take any deer to eat for those belong to the kingdom of Apple.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 20:46 5

9. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Would you be happier in a market with less choices. Everyone will have same phone (and other electronic devices) and since people are already toooo attached to their smartphones it will become a part of their lifestyles. Then everyone will gradually become exactly the same. What kind of world you want this to be, a Brave New World, or maybe the world from the Giver.
You can't "Think different" when everyone is the same.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 22:41 4

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I don't think Jobs's body has rotted enough yet to expose his skull's permanent grin. After all, it's only been a year.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 10:28 1

22. paulyyd (Posts: 326; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Lol you're cool bro, cracking jokes about a dead man, congrats

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 11:17 2

23. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yep. He's dead. And I cracked a joke about him. I'm sure I am the only person who's ever cracked a joke about a dead man.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 00:31 2

16. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Actually the reaction that most people have to Samsung being called an Apple copycat is "Wow! So Samsung makes the same stuff that Apple does, with better specs, for a lower price?"

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 10:11

21. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yup for at least $300 lower which can be given to charity for some good purpose.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 21:52 6

11. Ravail (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


Lol Apple will never see the green in my wallet.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 23:02 2

14. bantheiphonedotcom (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


Wow, I guess the government really wants just one phone...an iNFERIOR phone at that.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 10:09

20. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Politicians of the day just want more for their own good money from corporates even if that amounts to supprting legally the entity which gets that done the most. Remember few politicians said "PIZZA is a VEGETABLE" :)

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 05:17

24. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)


This is not all about samsung or Motorola vs apple, actually is google vs apple. And Samsung got side stabbed by Apple, now Motorola try to stab Apple. Come on Google , don't be a sisi , let head on.

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