ITC Judge Rules In Favor Of Motorola, Initial Ruling Determines Motorola Doesn’t Violate Apple’s Patents

If you happen to care about the ongoing patent wars, then you may want to know about the latest ruling in the Apple vs. Motorola case brought down by the International Trade Commission. The Administrative Law Judge ruled that Motorola Mobility does not violate any of the three Apple patents listed in Apple’s suit. This suit dates back to October 2010, when Apple claimed that various Motorola devices infringed upon certain patents related to touchscreen features, as well as an ability to add components without having to run an installation program or rebooting. While this is an initial ruling, chances of the final ruling being any different are extremely slim.

This is good news for Motorola, and frees them of any possible injunctions which could have occurred if they had been found in violation of said patents. Of course Motorola was happy about the ruling and responded by stating:

“We are pleased with today’s favorable outcome for Motorola Mobility,” said Scott Offer, senior vice president and general counsel of Motorola Mobility. “Motorola Mobility has worked hard over the years to develop technology and build an industry-leading intellectual property portfolio. We are proud to leverage this broad and deep portfolio to create differentiated innovations that enhance the user experience.”

A final judgement should be handed out later this year, but I’m sure it’s a relief for Motorola to know it’s pretty much over. Now if that were only true about the entire patent war, we’d all be happy.