ITC to Review Xbox Ban Recommendation in Microsoft, Motorola Case

By John Ribeiro, IDG News Jul 2, 2012 11:20 am

The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review an April decision by its administrative law judge in a patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola Mobility that has attracted a lot of attention including from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on the issue of licensing of standards-essential patents.
ALJ David Shaw had recommended a ban on Xbox consoles in the U.S. He also found that Microsoft failed to establish that Motorola's alleged obligation to provide a license on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms (FRAND) precluded a finding of violation of section 337.
Section 337 investigations conducted by the ITC most often involve claims regarding intellectual property rights, including allegations of patent infringement and trademark infringement by imported goods.

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