Microsoft Sues Customs Over Motorola Import Ban

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. on Friday sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection, alleging the agency is violating a court order by allowing Motorola Mobility Inc. to continue importing Android-based mobile devices previously found to infringe a Microsoft patent.

The lawsuit says Customs has wrongly granted requests by Motorola to bypass a limited exclusion order issued last year by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Microsoft claims Customs has allowed Motorola to re-litigate issues previously decided before the ITC in secret and is allowing infringing smartphones to come into the...
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