Some Motorola Mobility devices will be stopped at the U.S. border

Some Motorola Mobility devices will be stopped at the U.S. border
Customs officials are going to be awfully familiar with smartphones. In addition to HTC EVO 4G LTE being held up at customs, several Motorola Mobility devices will be refused entry into the United States.

Back in October 2010, Microsoft began a legal battle against Motorola Mobility claiming that it infringed on several of Microsoft’s patents for such things as managing device memory, managing calendars, and sending and receiving email. Microsoft has won part of that battle and the International Trade Commission has sent an order to President Obama, which he was 60 days to overturn, that bans the import of Android powered Motorola device that infringe on Microsoft’s patent that protects its “generating meeting requests and group scheduling from a mobile device” feature.

Obviously, the question on everybody’s mind is, “What devices does this apply to?” Interestingly, the ITC did not spell out which devices fall under this ban, but Microsoft has requested that the Atrix, Backflip, Bravo, Charm, Cliq, Cliq 2, Cliq XT, Defy, Devour, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, Droid X, Droid X2, Flipout, Flipside, Spice and the Xoom tablet be stopped at the border.

Microsoft said, “We hope that now Motorola will be willing to join the vast majority of Android device makers selling phones in the US by taking a license to our patents.”

“Although we are disappointed by the commission's ruling that certain Motorola Mobility products violated one patent, we look forward to reading the full opinion to understand its reasoning,” Motorola Mobility said in response to the outcome. “We will explore all options including appeal.”

source: Reuters

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48 Comments

1. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Damn, sorry ATRIX.... can't bring you. Lol

2. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

this is ridiculous.

3. wp74ver

Posts: 62; Member since: May 10, 2012

yes yes yes im so happy ,sorry all of you droidfags out there , that is what happens when you are a copy cat , and used others companies hard work for free , Microsoft should block all of them lol this is great news, now they have to pay money and Google is next lol lol lol Google , you will regret no supporting wp7 , because with Microsoft you don't MESS and hope the block crome from windows 8 as well lol ONCE AGAIN SORRY TO ALL YOU COPY CAT PRODUCT USERS LOL

33. chadrick0814 unregistered

Motorola invented the cell phone. If you have a phone that is not motorola....then you are a copycat loser.

4. sbuxreg

Posts: 3; Member since: May 18, 2012

wp74ver. the ver @ the end of your user name is for whateVER.

5. angelesmec unregistered

Sad.. BTW i love Windows PC, I hate Windows Phone

6. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

7. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

The US needs to make some changes to patent law. Buying patents to use against other companies, should not be a exceptable business plan. It's bad for consumers, competition, & innovation. As well as creating artificially, high prices for technology. Then MS would have to focus on making better, more competitive products, 2 make/earn money

8. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I hope Apple is not going to ban Samsung Galaxy S3 in America.

9. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

10. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010

This is getting a little out of hand. You mean to tell me I won't be getting my HTC EVO 4G LTE and now the same-thing is going to happen to Motorola phones. Well f**k now were stuck with Craapple and Micro bull crap 8 phones. I'm going back to Flip phones.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The less crap we have on the smartphone market, the better. Believe it or not, they're doing smartphone owners a favor here.

36. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, because a lack of competition always spells GREAT things for consumers... I'm SURE without Motorola and HTC smartphone prices will stay relatively low, and phone technology will increase at the current break-neck pace... You're a moron.

38. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

If the ITC wants to take the crap off the market. Their first move should be to ban the iphraud.

47. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Sorry, but I don't feel that having my choices limited to wp and ios is by any means a favor. I'm the type of person who actually enjoys not having a phone that looks like everyone else's.

11. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

consumer looses again

12. JcHnd

Posts: 282; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So stupid... now i know i cant take my defy to the US... right when I get interested in going... and with this bullsh*t... yeah never!

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

not personal devices, commercially shipped for sale. your fine. :)

24. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Haha, we're not THAT much of a dictatorship yet...

27. JcHnd

Posts: 282; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

oh... i see... i got it wrong then... thanks!

34. chadrick0814 unregistered

You may not want to come to the US. You would easily be the target of some type of scam artist.

13. wp74ver

Posts: 62; Member since: May 10, 2012

lol i love to see droidfags when the get mad , hope they could stop all capy droid cats of all brands ,and you know the funny thing you all talk crap about wp7 missing features , but at the end what you don't know, is that Microsoft created all of them , thats why they make so much money out of android and now 4 billons more from motorola lol lol im loving this.

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Congratulations?

22. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

it looks like you need to get a life

39. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

@wp74ver please learn how to spell before you come on here talking all that mess. It makes things easier to read, even if its bulls**t.

48. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Well if you really wanna get technical, MOTO invented the cell phone. So, technically, every one else coppied them.

15. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

droidfags? lol oh wp7... always late and a dollar short. droid phones make up over 50% of the smart phone market in most countries, and apple is second. wp7 is a stupid worthless piece of paper weight. and what would microsoft do with 4 billion dollars? make another piece of crap operating system for a phone. ooh or maybe they could put it into bing... which is the exact same thing as google.... oohh or put it into make another video game consuel. windows phone... lol...

16. wp74ver

Posts: 62; Member since: May 10, 2012

thank you ,lol sorry to hurt your feeling lol, btw stop supporting copy cats you can do better get a windows phone bro.

17. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Sigh...... As everyone yells and screams about Android makers coming to agreements with MS for the Android devices they sell, this is the result of not talking. MS has been in the software buisness since it's infancy. Of course they will have patents on this kind of thing. There are ways to keep this crap out of court and under control. I love Motorola. It's patent portfolio and inovations are as long and accomplished as MS. I hate the idea of choice being taken away. Nobody wins here.

18. wp74ver

Posts: 62; Member since: May 10, 2012

google most be damn we just got motorola , and the start is to pay microsoft 4 billions and pay for patents for very copy of ios we sell , i guess we should stop stealing lol .

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