ITC Judge Hands Motorola Victory over Apple

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 22:03

January 16, 2012 - An administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission ruled that Motorola Mobility does not violate any of the three patents it was accused of infringing in the lawsuit Apple filed in October 2010.

The decision is only an initial ruling, however, which will be reviewed by a six-member ITC panel in March. That panel will deliver the ITC's final ruling.

In the lawsuit, Apple accused Motorola of infringing two patents related to touchscreen technology and one related to the Android operating system.

Motorola has also sued Apple, accusing it of infringing 18 patents in fields such as antenna design and connectivity technologies.