The United States International Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it has voted to investigate Apple’s iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac products following an official complaint filed by Motorola Mobility on Aug. 17. Motorola Mobility has accused Apple of infringing on specific patents and wants injunctions levied against Apple’s products. The patents in question are related to location reminders, Siri and e-mail notifications.
“We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations,” Motorola Mobility said in an e-mail statement in August.
The ITC warned that it has “not yet made any decision on the merits of the case,” and that it will be assigned to one of six administrative law judges who will be responsible for scheduling and eventually holding a meeting where both teams can submit evidence. A target date for the completion of the investigation will be announced within 45 days after it begins.