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ITC to investigate Apple following Motorola patent complaint

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:36PM EST

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Motorola Mobility last month filed a patent complaint with the International Trade Commission against Apple (AAPL). The wholly owned Google (GOOG) subsidiary was seeking an import ban against the Cupertino-based company’s devices over the alleged infringement of seven patents, and the ITC on Tuesday announced that it will now investigate Motorola’s complaint. Florian Mueller of FOSSPatents notes that the complaint against Apple doesn’t include any standard-essential patents, making an import ban far more likely if Apple is found to be in the wrong. The ITC investigation is expected to be completed sometime in 2014. 

[Via FOSSPatents]


Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.