United States International Trade Commission seal 1In a preliminary ruling (PDF) today, the ITC ruled that Motorola's smartphones do not violate the Apple patents at issue, though the decision still needs to be approved by the full six-member ITC panel.

On this date, the ALJ issued an initial determination on violation of Section 337 and recommended determination on remedy and bond in the above-referenced investigation. It is held that no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, has occurred in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain mobile devices and related software by reason of infringement of one or more of Claims 1, 2, 10, 11, 24-26, and 29 U.S. Patent No. 7,812,828 ("the '828 Patent"), claims 1-7 and 10 of U.S. Patent No. 7,663,607 ("the '607 Patent"), and claims 1, 3, and 5 ofthe U.S. Patent No. 5,379,430 ("the '430 Patent").

The case goes back to November 2010, when the International Trade Commission agreed to investigate Apple's claims of patent infringement lodged against Motorola.

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WiiDSmoker Avatar
127 months ago
I'm glad Apple is losing all these lawsuits. Hopefully it'll teach them a lesson.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rodimus Prime Avatar
127 months ago
This is a travesty of justice. I hope AAPL can hire some better lawyers and wipe the floor with these Android companies and send the Roid fanboys back to 'occupying' their parents' basement. Maybe it's time to send the Washington DC lobbyists to outright ban Android.

You know this is prim example of why us apple fans are thought of nothing but blind fanboys who only worship Apple.
Apple been suing with crapents. Example are things like slide to unlock. The slab patent and so on.
Let's see in one us case the judge flat out called apple on their bs. Said that the law suit was not about protecting their ip but about slowing down their competitors also rule against Apple in that case.
Apple is quickly becoming the biggest patent troll in mobile.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
danahn17 Avatar
127 months ago
This is a travesty of justice. I hope AAPL can hire some better lawyers and wipe the floor with these Android companies and send the Roid fanboys back to 'occupying' their parents' basement. Maybe it's time to send the Washington DC lobbyists to outright ban Android.
Whoa there. Got a little 'Roid Rage?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shadowbird423 Avatar
127 months ago
I just want all these lawsuits to end.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
something3153 Avatar
127 months ago
Excellent. Motorola is now free to continue their downward spiral, unfettered.

Keep pushing, Apple. From what we've seen at CES, there is no shortage of targets.

I knew you would find some way to make this sound like a positive for Apple.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Matt-M Avatar
127 months ago
... Apple is quickly becoming the biggest patent troll in mobile.

Let's at least use the right terminology!

A patent troll is one who buys and enforces patents against one or more alleged infringers, often with no intention to further develop, manufacture or market the patented invention.

Apple builds things, ergo, not a troll.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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