Court rules that Apple did not violate Motorola patents

Apple did not violate a push notifications patent held by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility according to a ruling posted today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The International Trade Commission previously determined that Apple’s iPhone design did not violate a patent held by Motorola prompting the Google-owned company to appeal the decision, but today Apple was once again ruled clear of any patent violations.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) didn’t infringe a patent owned by Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Motorola Mobility unit over mobile-phone technology, a U.S. appeals court ruled today. The ruling, posted on the website of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, affirms a victory Apple won that ensured there would be no disruption to U.S. imports of its iPhone. Motorola Mobility had unsuccessfully claimed Apple infringed six patents in a case before the U.S. International Trade Commission. The sole patent on appeal involves a way to control the delivery of data to applications on a wireless device. The three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit said the commission was correct to rule that Cupertino, California-based Apple used a different technique.

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