ITC Rejects Motorola Bid For IPhone Import Ban

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday shut down a bid by Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Inc. unit for a ban on imports of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, ruling that the patent Motorola asserted is invalid as obvious.

The ITC found that Apple infringed the patent, which covers sensor technology that prevents the user from accidentally hitting keys on the phone when it is close to the user's face. However, since the commission found the patent to be obvious, it ruled that Apple did not violate Section...
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