U.S. ITC to Probe Apple’s Patent Claims Against Motorola

Approximately one month following Apple’s initiation of patent infringement claims against Motorola, Bloomberg has disclosed that the U.S.

International Trade Commission will undertake an examination of the allegations.

The legal action by Apple was lodged on October 29, shortly after Motorola initiated a lawsuit against Apple for purportedly infringing on 18 patents on October 6.

The responsibility now lies with the ITC to assess whether Motorola’s products infringe on Apple’s intellectual property and to decide if a ban on the importation of Motorola’s Android-operated devices from abroad should be enforced.

Recently, Apple has been granted patents that cover the design and user interface of the iPhone 4, as well as the design of the iPad. While the details of the claims between the two companies remain undisclosed, we will continue to monitor and report on the developments of this case.


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