The U.S. International Trade Commission today ruled that Apple’s iOS violating one of Motorola Mobility’s patent relating to Android devices. The ITC said that Apple was violating one of Motorola Mobility’s patents covering Wi-Fi technology in an initial determination (PDF) issued by ITC Judge Thomas Pender. The ruling is preliminary and needs to be approved by the ITC’s full six-member commission.
“We are pleased that the ALJ’s initial determination finds Apple to be in violation of Motorola Mobility’s intellectual property, and look forward to the full commission’s ruling in August,” Motorola said in an e-mailed statement.
“We’re glad the court ruled in our favor on three of four patents patents being considered,” the company said in a statement. “The fourth covers industry-standard technology which Motorola has refused to license to Apple on reasonable terms. A court in Germany has already declared this patent invalid, so we believe we will have a very strong case on appeal.”