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

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.

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



1. ajac09

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2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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!

3. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 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?

12. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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!!!

15. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

4. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

18. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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?

6. JerzeySniper

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 21, 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 of the free for companies to dictate and the home of the best justice money can buy.

10. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 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

19. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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

8. bomariam1

Posts: 43; Member since: May 08, 2012

Apple didnt won. More people hate them now.

17. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 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.

9. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

22. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

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

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

16. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 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?"

21. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

11. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol Apple will never see the green in my wallet.

14. bantheiphonedotcom

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

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

20. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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" :)

24. oldmandaddy

Posts: 64; Member since: May 01, 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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