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ITC to look again at Apple's patent infringement win over Motorola

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ITC to look again at Apple's patent infringement win over Motorola
Motorola Mobility is getting another shot at the Apple

Motorola Mobility is getting another shot at the Apple

The ITC announced on its web site Wednesday that the entire 6 member panel will review a previous decision made by Judge Thomas Pender. Pender ruled that Motorola Mobility's patent for a proximity sensor that prevents hang ups was not different from a previous invention that prevented accidental dialing. But Motorola Mobility, a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, argued that prior art covered push-button technology while its patent dealt with touch screen devices. The ITC said that its review would focus on Motorola Mobility's use of the words "touch sensitive input device" which was used in its patent.

Because Judge Pender had invalidated Motorola Mobility's patent, he had no choice but to rule that Apple did not infringe on the patent. The entire 6 member panel will now review the decision by Judge Pender with a decision due on April 22nd. If Motorola Mobility does win the case, it can seek a sales ban on the Apple iPhone.

source: ITC via CNET

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:20 14

1. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


**************OMMFG LET'S GET THIS BAN GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!**************

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 01:55 5

8. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


someone should really show to the rest of the world, that Apple is so rotten = the proof = look how many haters are here, almost everyone who knows a little about IT so it MUST be based on some facts and it of course is :)

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:29 10

2. 5odead (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


Banning the phone would be a little too extreme. Even though they should get a taste of their own medicine.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:36 12

3. -box- (Posts: 3821; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Oh yes, please! Let the TRUE innovators win and let apple rot! A sales ban would be MOST welcome!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 23:01 10

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple should make peace with the rest and mind their own business. There more news on their lawsuits than their products.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 10:06

14. corporateJP (Posts: 1580; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


^ This.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:19 8

5. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 630; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Screw the ban, but lets bring in the dollars with royalties...smell that moolah. Bans are stupid, royalties are a way to make money off your competition and keep innovating all the same.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:39

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


Customer loses no matter who wins :(

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 01:29 3

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7119; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Not quite. We already have information suggesting that Tim Cook isn't a big fan of the patent wars. However, the wars have a ton of momentum that's hard for him to stop. If Motorola and the other manufacturers can gain leverage on Apple, they can likely grind the wars to a stop by giving Cook the excuse he needs to shut down the litigation department of Apple and move on.

Guaranteed that the wars will stop the minute Apple stops instigating them.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:34 1

16. LionStone (Posts: 452; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


I'm a firm believer...Don't start nothing, Won't be nothing!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:09 3

11. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Under Apple, they're not customers.....they're sheep. If Apple loses, the sheep will be set free and they can run free through the meadows xD

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 05:40 2

9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Apple are starting to like digging themselves holes letss see how they get out of this one.....probably buy paying the judge a ridiculous amount of money...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:35 1

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6584; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Dear itc drop this fckn case already &to stop lobbying getting feee money & iprpducts from apple

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:11 1

12. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Grammar and Punctuation checks, please. Aisle 10.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:50

13. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


As much as I would love to see Moto win this and the iPhone banned, for all the trouble Apple has caused. I hope Moto take the higher road and try not to seek a ban on Apple product. Show everyone, unlike Apple, they don't need the court system to sell their products.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 10:58

15. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


If iPhones are banned, customers will eventually have to switch devices. I'd prefer an Android merge, but I really wouldn't care what anyone would switch to--just as long as iPhones are gone.

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