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ITC Judge: Xbox 360 should be banned from U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 May 2012 18:03 User comments (8)

ITC Judge: Xbox 360 should be banned from U.S. An ITC judge has ruled this week that Microsoft Xbox 360 should be banned from import into the U.S. due to violations of Motorola patents.
The console violates four patents, says Law Judge David Shaw. Shaw made his original ruling in April and has now recommended a full injunction on sales and import into the States Shaw made his initial ruling against Microsoft in April, and now recommends a ban on sales and import of the game console.

Gamers should not fret, however, as Shaw's ruling needs approval from the ITC board of commissioners, with a deadline of August 23rd. After that, if the board approves, then they will still need to get a signature from the President before the ban goes into effect.

The Motorola patents relate to H.264 codec for online video.

Motorola's fight with Microsoft goes farther than just one video patent, and has extended to multiple nations and patents related to Android, as well.

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8 user comments

123.5.2012 18:21

Oh f*ckin' a, just have them pay a bunch in royalties and call it a day.

Just another article showing we need a (global) revision of intellectual property laws.

223.5.2012 18:35

Everyone already has a phat and a slim model. I'd like to see them take it a step further and lock out online services. lol

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 May 2012 @ 18:35

323.5.2012 18:57

HAHAHAHA.... I can hear the Sony fan boys now

424.5.2012 13:13

I know I must be missing a great deal of detail regarding this suit but how the hell does MS get flak from infringing upon Motorola's H.264 for online video??

Isn't H.264 open to anyone??

524.5.2012 15:49

Originally posted by hearme0:
I know I must be missing a great deal of detail regarding this suit but how the hell does MS get flak from infringing upon Motorola's H.264 for online video??

Isn't H.264 open to anyone??
According to wikipedia " In countries where patents on software algorithms are upheld, vendors and commercial users of products that use H.264/AVC are expected to pay patent licensing royalties for the patented technology that their products use."

625.5.2012 15:38

The president will never sign an order to stop selling X-BOX, but they might be able to block the import.....should have been made in the USA anyway!!

725.5.2012 18:18

Originally posted by arnould1:
The president will never sign an order to stop selling X-BOX, but they might be able to block the import.....should have been made in the USA anyway!!

This matter doesn't involve President Obama at all.

829.5.2012 14:14

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
HAHAHAHA.... I can hear the Sony fan boys now
I think thats not such a thing anymore. Fanboys were not them self after trying out other techs, I personally was PS3 fanboy but I have played Xbox360 at least 3X more. I might be a different kind of fanboy nowadays, a techie fanboy, I want all of them


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