Yesterday, a preliminary ruling from the US International Trade Commission ruled that Motorola hadn’t infringed three Apple patents. Apple’s original complaint was filed in October 2010 and was notable because one of the patents covered multipoint ‘multi-touch’ touchscreen use.
Scott Offer, senior vice president and general counsel of Motorola Mobility, said “We are pleased with today’s favorable outcome for 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 decision is expected to be made by the ITC’s full commission in May.