Microsoft Wins Ban On Imports Of Motorola Android Devices

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday found that Motorola Mobility Inc.'s Android-based mobile devices infringe a Microsoft Corp. smartphone patent relating to mobile data synchronization technology and called for an import ban on the infringing devices.

The ruling affirmed a December decision by Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex, who had found that Motorola's imports to the U.S. of its mobile devices infringed Microsoft's U.S. Patent Number 6,370,566, in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

The '566 patent is related to Microsoft's...
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