Apple iPhone and Apple iPad could be banned in U.S. following ITC patent review
posted by Alan F. / Jun 25, 2012, 10:09 PM
the Cupertino based firm infringed on one out of four Motorola Mobility patents that the court was examining. The patent at the heart of the matter was issued to Motorola Mobility back in 2001, No. 6,246,697 for a "Method and system for generating a complex pseudonoise sequence for processing a code division multiple access signal" and deals with the wireless chips to be used for Wi-Fi applications.
The review is happening because both Apple and Motorola Mobility have filed petitions relating to claim construction, validity and infringement and Apple is trying to use FRAND licensing policies to argue that the patent at issue should not even be enforced. Apple has received some support from other companies about the FRAND issue and tech giants like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Nokia and Verizon have sent letters to the ITC supporting the Cupertino based firm's position.
In April 2010, Motorola Mobility sued Apple claiming infringement on a number of patents relating to wireless communications. Apple filed a countersuit with the ITC, which ultimately cleared Motorola Mobility this past March.
Even though Judge Pender threw out the claims made by Motorola Mobility on three patents, the ITC is actually reviewing all four including the '697 patent. Apple and Motorola will reply to questions raised by the six-member commission in the next few weeks with a final decision due in August.
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That would be such poetic justice.
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 10:11 PM 51
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Why do Majority of People Love Apple Products? Because it's very easy to use, super simple, boring for those advanced tech people. People do not buy Android devices because they think they're hard to use, and hype itself. An Android device is not hard to use *well unless if you have a low IQ on gadgets, yeah maybe* Apple is very simple and easy to use, thus making it the "all age" product, ugh...my goodness even my grandmother can use one, that's how freaking easy it is. Android is for the advance users who know how to tweak+customize their phone like a boss.
posted on Jun 27, 2012, 1:04 AM 1
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Karma.....is a bitch. Lol. Lol...evil laughing. Lol
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 10:13 PM 41
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And the sad part is, Nokia is filing for support of apple, when they themselves sued them over wireless standard patents and were seeking product bans. Nokia went from a cool company to being run by a MS lapdog.
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 11:33 PM 9
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The moment of truth has come: can the ITC think for itself, or is it just Apple's lapdog?
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 10:15 PM 28
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WTF just ban everything and make everyone turn there smartphones in for bag phones and be done with this BS!!!
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 10:16 PM 2
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Oh please oh please oh please oh please. That would be GLORIOUS! Apple gets its just desserts, ignorant shoppers learn more truths about apple ( not made in the U.S., blatant theft), the poor workers at foxconn might get a break of sorts, and some of the OEMs who have been banned get some satisfaction
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 10:17 PM 19
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Obviously just like we don't want Apple banning Android, the same goes for Apple. These devices push each other and ALL need to exist, even windows phones lol. Sure, Apple has been pathetic in their attempts at thermonuclear war agaisnt android for no effin reason but that man is dead and Cook seems a lot more reasonable... live and let live.. lol when I am the voice of reason when it comes to Apple/Android debate!
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 11:12 AM 1
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Standard essential patents will be covered over frand no need worry about this.
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 10:19 PM 4
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yeah, and standard design patent should not be granted at all..
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 10:30 PM 8
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I want to see taco's and gallito's reaction to this. :)
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 10:22 PM 19
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it woulnt happen.. so stop the nonsense,,so have fun fandroids it will never happen
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 12:11 AM 6
you should be happy gallito... you will be the exclusive one who hold an iphone if iphone really banned... just like blackberry user... still in positive mind... at least you have experinced ios unlike other so just be positive :D
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 5:12 AM 4
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who cares who copied who?... the iphone will never be banned in the U.S.. the iphone is the most used cell phone in the U.S the government will never allow it.. Apple is too powerful here and money talks.. ask Paris Hilton and every other celebrity that pass go and never reach jail
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 11:34 AM 1
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