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ITC to Revisit Ruling That Apple Infringed on Motorola Mobility Patent (Updated)

by Todd Haselton | June 25, 2012June 25, 2012 2:15 pm PST


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The United States International Trade Commission will revisit a ruling in which a judge ruled that Apple infringed on one of Motorola Mobility’s patents, Reuters reported Monday. A judge dismissed a case between Apple and Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google, for good, over the weekend. U.S. Judge Richard Posner said on June 23rd that “neither [company] has acknowledged that damages for the infringement of its patents could not be estimated with tolerable certainty.” Posner also said that neither firm can refile claims, but it now appears that the U.S. ITC has decided to get involved.

We’re not quite sure what this means for either company at this point. It’s possible that the ITC is revisiting to rule out that Apple did not infringe on a Motorola Mobility patent, or that further action will be taken against Apple. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

Update: Bloomberg said that the review could result in a ban of imports of Apple’s iPad and iPhone. The ITC should issue its final decision by August 24th.

[via Reuters, Bloomberg]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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