ITC to take Motorola patent case against Microsoft

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Reuters: A trade panel that specialises in patent cases has agreed to hear the complaint of Motorola Inc’s subsidiary Motorola Mobility against Microsoft Corp, the panel said on Tuesday.

Motorola Mobility, which makes handsets and is being spun off by Motorola, has accused Microsoft of infringing its patents to make some Xbox video game consoles.

Motorola Mobility has asked for the infringing devices to be barred from importation into the United States.

Motorola Mobility has filed similar lawsuits in district courts in Florida and Wisconsin.

Patent lawsuits are frequently filed with the ITC in order to get infringing products banned from importation and in district courts in order to win damages.