Apple Loses Interim Patent Ruling to Motorola

Published January 16, 2012

Apple's latest attempt at suing Motorola for infringing three of its patents has backfired, as the U.S. court has ruled in favour of the latter.

The Administrative Law Judge in the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ascertained that Apple's allegations are false as it found no violation with any of the three company's patents filed in the lawsuit.

Even though the decision is not yet verified by the ITC, it is very unlikely that the court's ruling will be reversed. However, Apple is at liberty to appeal against the preliminary ruling, as the final judgment to the case is due in May.

 "We are pleased with today's favourable outcome for Motorola Mobility," stated Scott Offer, senior vice-president and general counsel of Motorola Mobility. He further added, "Motorola Mobility has worked hard over the years to develop technology and build an industry-leading intellectual property portfolio."