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    Apple iPhone and Apple iPad could be banned in U.S. following ITC patent review

    Apple iPhone and Apple iPad could be banned in U.S. following ITC patent review

    What goes around, comes around. Karma, payback, revenge. There are a lot of words to describe what might happen to Apple if the ITC takes certain steps following a review of an April ruling on a patent infringement case involving Motorola Mobility and Apple. The review is the next step necessary down the long and winding road that could end up with a U.S. ban on the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. After all, it was Apple that was allegedly behind the ITC exclusion order that kept a couple of Android phones from entering the States. And while they weren't Motorola Mobility phones, they were two high-end Android models and let's not forget that Motorola Mobility is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Google.

    Diagram from the patent allegedly infringed upon by Apple

    Apple finds itself in this state because back in April Judge Thomas Pender ruled that the Cupertino based firm infringed on one out of four Motorola Mobility patents that the court was examining. The patent at the heart of the matter was issued to Motorola Mobility back in 2001, No. 6,246,697 for a "Method and system for generating a complex pseudonoise sequence for processing a code division multiple access signal" and deals with the wireless chips to be used for Wi-Fi applications.

    The review is happening because both Apple and Motorola Mobility have filed petitions relating to claim construction, validity and infringement and Apple is trying to use FRAND licensing policies to argue that the patent at issue should not even be enforced. Apple has received some support from other companies about the FRAND issue and tech giants like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Nokia and Verizon have sent letters to the ITC supporting the Cupertino based firm's position.

    In April 2010, Motorola Mobility sued Apple claiming infringement on a number of patents relating to wirelesscommunications. Apple filed a countersuit with the ITC, which ultimately cleared Motorola Mobility this past March.

    Even though Judge Pender threw out the claims made by Motorola Mobility on three patents, the ITC is actually reviewing all four including the '697 patent. Apple and Motorola will reply to questions raised by the six-member commission in the next few weeks with a final decision due in August.

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    Whatever calms Apple down...so be it.

    I dont wanna see any product get banned tho.
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    I really don't think that the iOS products will be prevented from being sold... I think it will just be a monetary settlement.

    But I hope that apple will wake up and stop developing the iSue everybody apps that they've been running on lmao.

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    I can only hope this results in an injunction. I forsee Apple's injunction over the Nexus based on single-interface searching to be overturned and the patent ruled invalid considering that EVERY smartphone OS has implemented this in some way or another long before Siri ever came about, making it a common-sense function that should not be patentable. Apple will have to pay Samsung royalties and if this injunction goes into place all iPhone and iPad sales will be halted until a settlement is reached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoudRam View Post

    Diagram from the patent allegedly infringed upon by Apple
    If I were a juror, I'd agree because the diagram doesn't have any Apple logo on it :^)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natey2 View Post
    If I were a juror, I'd agree because the diagram doesn't have any Apple logo on it :^)
    but it has round things on it, and we all know that Apple claims anything round is similar to their logo and thus should be theirs.
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    Don't forget they invented the rectangle too so look for the diagram designer to get a nice letter from Apple lawyers soon.

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    Why is the some of all values PA??? What does Pennsylvania have to do with this?? Roflol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94lt1 View Post
    Why is the some of all values PA??? What does Pennsylvania have to do with this?? Roflol

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    because FL has everything voting related. PA needs something too.
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