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.
Verizon's Moto Z2 Force Scores Android 8 Oreo Upgrade
Verizon Wireless today began rolling out the Android 8 Oreo system update to the Motorola Moto Z2 Force. In addition to the core Oreo features, including notification dots and picture-in-picture, the update makes improvements to productivity, performance, and notifications.
Samsung Cleared In Nvidia Patent Case
Samsung is not infringing on patents held by Nvidia, says the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Microsoft Loses Patent Case to InterDigital
The International Trade Commission today ruled Microsoft improperly used two InterDigital wireless patents without permission. The ruling judge said "it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft [phones] from import into the United States." Patent-related complaints are often taken to the ITC, which has the power to enact such bans.
ITC Agrees to Review Qualcomm's Complaints Against Apple
The International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Qualcomm that Apple is infringing on its patents. Specifically, Qualcomm says the processor and baseband in the iPhone 7 are violating its patented technology.