Motorola Has Trick Up Its Sleeve to Avoid ITC Ban
A U.S. International Trade Commission-sanctioned import ban goes into effect against Motorola on Wednesday, but the company believes it will be able to sidestep the problem. The ban stems from a December 2011 decision that was upheld earlier this year which found Motorola guilty of infringing on a single Microsoft patent concerning meeting requests initiated from mobile devices. Microsoft said Motorola used to license the feature, but ceased doing so several years ago, necessitating the legal action. Motorola didn't explain in detail what its workaround entails. "While we can't share specific details, we have employed a range of proactive measures to ensure there is no continuing infringement under the ITC's interpretation of this single Microsoft patent," said Motorola Mobility in a statement emailed to Reuters. The devices affected by the ban include the Atrix, Backflip, Bravo, Charm, Cliq, Cliq 2, Cliq XT, Defy, Devour, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, Droid X, Droid X2, Flipout, Flipside, Spice, and the Xoom tablet.
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