Google-bought Motorola Mobility has initiated another patent-infringement complaint against Apple at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
If the ITC grants Motorola’s request, it would result in an injunction against products made by Apple outside of the U.S.
This would mean that the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod and some Mac computers will not be allowed to be sold in the territory.
The complaint from Motorola Mobility comes just as Apple is about to wrap up its trial against Samsung in California.
Samsung and Apple have finished their 25 hours of allotted time to make their case and they will deliver closing arguments next week. After that, the judge will give her final instructions to the jury and deliberation will begin.
Meanwhile, in an emailed statement, Motorola Mobility said that:
“We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple’s unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers’ innovations.”
The case is just one of an ongoing legal back and forth between Motorola Mobility and Apple.
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