The International Trade Commission ruled against Motorola previously on a number of their Android devices, which included smartphones and tablet, after a case between Microsoft and Motorola, who is now owned by Google.
The import ban on these various devices comes into force in the US today, although Motorola has not revealed exactly what they have planned, it is possible that they could get around the Exchange Active Sync patent, which the ban is for.
In view of the ITC exclusion order which becomes effective Wednesday with respect to the single ActiveSync patent upheld in Microsoft’s ITC-744 proceeding, Motorola has taken proactive measures to ensure that our industry leading smartphones remain available to consumers in the US,” Motorola said. “We respect the value of intellectual property and expect other companies to do the same.
It isn’t clear as yet on whether Motorola will stop importing the devices in question or whether they will have a work around in place by later today, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know.
Source Ars TechnicaFiled Under: Android News, Technology News, Top News