We’re just beginning to see the effects that that an import ban has on mobile devices — HTC’s One X and EVO 4G LTE are currently locked in customs — and on Friday, the United States International Trade Commission ruled that Motorola Mobility infringes on Microsoft patents. The government body has issued a ban on the import of Motorola Mobility’s devices. The ITC issued the following ruling:
The Commission has determined that the appropriate form of relief in this investigation is a limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry for consumption of mobile devices, associated software and components thereof covered by claims 1, 2, 5, or 6 of the United States Patent No. 6,370,566 and that are manufactured abroad by or on behalf of, or imported by or on behalf of, Motorola. The order provides an exception for service, repair, or replacement articles for use in servicing, repairing, or replacing mobile devices under warranty or insurance contract.
Finally, the Commission determined that Motorola is required to post a bond set at a reasonable royalty rate in the amount of $0.33 per device entered for consumption during the period of Presidential review.
[via US ITC] (PDF)