Microsoft Patent Did Not Justify Android Ban, Fed. Circ. Told

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT) -- A Microsoft Corp. data patent that led to a U.S. International Trade Commission ban of Android mobile devices is anticipated by prior art and is a "poster child of obviousness," Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility LLC told the Federal Circuit on Tuesday, seeking a reversal of the ban.

Motorola counsel Charles K. Verhoeven told a three judge panel at oral argument that Microsoft's patent for ActiveSync technology, which coordinates a user's calendar appointments and other information between a cellphone and personal computer, is invalid because it is...
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