ITC Clears Apple of Patent Infringement in Motorola Spat
The U.S. International Trade Commission has made an initial ruling in Apple's favor concerning a patent case brought against it by Google-owned Motorola. An administrative law judge with the ITC declared Motorola's patent, which pertains to a sensor that prevents touch screen phone users from dialing the wrong number, invalid. With the patent invalidated, Apple stands to be cleared of Motorola's allegations. The law judge's decision is an initial ruling that needs to be reviewed by the full commission. That will happen early next year.