GOOGLE EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT WITH THE COURT RULING
Apple achieved a victory in a patent infringement case filed by Google in a U.S. trade agency, which confirmed the findings of one of the judges on Tuesday (23/04). A panel of judges of the International Trade Commission (ITC) – which ultimately has the power to ban the import of products that infringe the patent law – concluded that Apple has successfully argued in the Court that a patent owned by Motorola Mobility division Google was invalid.
The Google patent describing sensors, among other things, disabling the touch screen when the user is on the phone. The technology was intended to prevent buttons from being triggered during a phone conversation. “We are disappointed with the result and are evaluating our options,” stated a spokesman for Google.
The ITC’s decision is to date the most recent victory for Apple, which has been running disputes with competitors on patent infringement in courts around the world.
(Information provided by Dow Jones)