Friday, August 24, 2012

Apple Counts On IPhone Being Too Cool For U.S. Import Ban

Stop in the name of.....  Apple Inc.  is counting on the popularity of its devices and political pressure to thwart efforts by Google’s Motorola Mobility to block imports of the iPhone and iPad, two of the best-selling electronic devices in the U.S., Bloomberg reports.

The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington is scheduled to announce today whether iPhones and other Apple devices infringe Motorola Mobility patents and, if so, whether it will stop them from being imported into the U.S. from Asia.

As part of its review, the ITC is weighing whether to limit use of import bans in disputes over patents that relate to industrywide standards. Some members of Congress, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and companies including Intel Corp. have urged such a step…


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