ITC Judge Says Apple Infringes on Motorola Patent
ITC Judge Thomas Pendor says Apple infringed on one of the four patents brought against the company by Motorola, reports AllThingsD.
The patent is #6,246,697 a "Method and system for generating a complex pseudonoise sequence for processing a code division multiple access signal."
"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 a statement to AllThingsD. "Our commitment to innovation is a primary reason why we are an industry-leader in intellectual property, and our focus continues to be on building on this strong foundation to enhance the user experience."
Apple believes this ruling isn't a big deal since it beat three of the four patents and the fourth Motorola refused to license under fair and reasonable terms.
"We're glad the court ruled in our favor on three of four patents patents being considered," Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet told AllThingsD. "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."