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Microsoft didn't infringe Google patent, ITC judge says

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Mar 2013 15:51 User comments (4)

Microsoft didn't infringe Google patent, ITC judge says An administrative judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) has found that Microsoft did not infringe a patent held by Motorola Mobility.
After acquiring Motorola Mobility, Google pushed forward with a patent infringement case against Microsoft related to technology used in its Xbox video game console products.

Of the five patents originally involved in the dispute, four of the claims were dropped. The remaining patent covered technology that allows devices to wirelessly communicate over short distances, and Google sought action from the International Trade Commission (ITC), which has the power to ban importation of infringing products into the United States.

On Friday, an ITC administrative law judge issues a preliminary decision finding that Microsoft did not violate a patent held by the Google subsidiary.

"We are pleased with the administrative law judge's finding that Microsoft did not violate Motorola's patent and are confident that this determination will be affirmed by the commission," said David Howard, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel at Microsoft, told Reuters.

A final decision from the ITC in this case is due in July.

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4 user comments

123.3.2013 16:26

Quote:
allows devices to wirelessly communicate over short distances
could we get anymore vague or is the patent really that broad.

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223.3.2013 20:00

Originally posted by DXR88:
Quote:
allows devices to wirelessly communicate over short distances
could we get anymore vague or is the patent really that broad.
"Allows a device to do something"...I think Apple owns that one.


323.3.2013 20:56

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Quote:
allows devices to wirelessly communicate over short distances
could we get anymore vague or is the patent really that broad.
"Allows a device to do something"...I think Apple owns that one.

"Allows a device to do anything"...Apple thinks they owns that one as well
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Mar 2013 @ 20:59

424.3.2013 15:59

Lol @ all of the above.

Now that I think of it... Doesn't crApple claim to have a patent on anything electronic just powering on?

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