WASHINGTON DC, USA – Apple has been found to be violating one of Motorola Mobility’s patents, as ruled by the US International Trade Commission in a preliminary finding.
In yet another Apple vs Motorola case, ITC Judge Thomas Pender issued an initial determination yesterday which found Apple to be violating one of Motorola Mobility’s patents covering 3G wireless technology. The ruling is yet to be acknowledged by full six-member commission of ITC.
Following the original complain, the Libertyville-based company claimed that Apple was infringing on four of Motorola Mobility’s patents in its mobile devices including iPad and iPhone.
The setback follows a loss suffered by Apple earlier this year when quasi-judicial group ruled that Motorola Droid smartphones were not in breach of Apple’s three patents as complaint by the company.
In a statement released by Apple, the company indicated to appeal the decision claiming that the patent covers industry-standard technology. The plan to appeal the decision is made in view of a ruling by a German court which did not believe Apple to be infringing on the patent.