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2014-03-12 20:24:26

OTTAWA, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On March 7, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an initial Office Action as part of an Ex Parte re-examination proceeding involving Standard Innovation's We-Vibe patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,931,605). This proceeding was initiated by Lelo, Inc. (Lelo) as yet another attempt to circumvent the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling last year that found Lelo infringed the We-Vibe patent. Despite Lelo's...

White House Overturns iPad, iPhone Ban
2013-08-05 04:17:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A ban on the sale of older-model Apple products issued last month by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has been overturned by the Obama administration. The ITC order would have prohibited the sale of iPad 2 3Gs and iPhone 4s which operate on AT&T, T-Mobile, and regional carriers in Alaska and Texas. The commission's verdict was handed down on June 4 and would have gone into effect this week, according to Brian X....

Apple Asks For Stay On ITC Ban
2013-07-10 10:25:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple has asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) for a stay on a ban of their products which is set to begin in just three weeks. In a letter to the commission, Apple explained that an August 5 ban would "sweep away an entire segment of Apple's product offerings." They later mentioned their once a year schedule in releasing new products could keep entry level customers away from older Apple products. The ITC ruled in...

ITC Bans Imports Of Older Apple iPhone And iPad Models
2013-06-05 15:09:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple suffered their first loss in their longstanding battle with Samsung yesterday when the US International Trade Commission (ITC) placed a ban against older iPad and iPhone devices. Under the ban are iPad 2 3Gs and iPhone 4s which operate on AT&T, T-Mobile, and regional carriers in Alaska and Texas. The ITC placed the ban of imports after they ruled that these devices infringed on a patent held by Samsung. Newer versions...

Xbox Does Not Infringe On Motorola Patents: ITC
2013-03-23 07:09:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A US International Trade Commission (ITC) judge has ruled Microsoft´s Xbox video game console does not infringe upon a patent held by Google´s Motorola Mobility division. In a one-paragraph decision handed down Friday, Judge David Shaw said the method used to facilitate communication between the Xbox hardware and its accessories does not infringe upon the telecommunications equipment company's patents, explained...

Motorola Mobility Drops ITC Complaint Against Apple
2012-10-03 07:41:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Tech companies sue one another for patent infringement nearly every day. There are so many of these suits, it can often be difficult just to keep each of them straight. Therefore, it´s quite an occasion whenever a company withdraws their complaint and intention to ban the sale of a device. Not long ago, Google´s Motorola announced another new patent infringement against Apple with the US International Trade...

Motorola Files Patent Suit Against Apple
2012-08-19 07:31:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google's Motorola Mobility unit announced on Friday that it had filed a new patent infringement claim with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), claiming that some Apple-developed devices infringe upon their intellectual property, various media outlets reported this weekend. According to Bloomberg's Susan Decker and the Wall Street Journal's John Letzing, Motorola is claiming that Apple is infringing upon seven of their...

ITC Rules Motorola Infringed Upon Microsoft Patents
2012-05-20 06:25:02

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that some Motorola Mobility smartphones infringe upon patents owned by Microsoft, and as such those products will be prohibited from entering the country, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Diane Bartz of Reuters, Microsoft first filed the complaint with the ITC in October 2010, accusing the Illinois-based telecommunications company of infringing upon nine patents for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone. Two of those...

Motorola Mobility And Microsoft Continue Xbox Patent Battle
2012-04-24 13:10:14

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Microsoft has apparently violated some of Motorola Mobility´s patent rights, according to Judge David Shaw of the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Such a ruling could better Motorola´s chances of blocking imports of the Xbox gaming console from entering the States. Microsoft  has been violating 4 of 5 Motorola Mobility patents, according to Judge Shaw. Now, it´s up to a six-member commission to review the ruling and decide if...


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