Motorola has filed to have its most recent ITC complaint against Apple — one asking for the commission to ban the import and sale of the iPhone and iPad on the basis of patent infringement –withdrawn without much of an explanation. Motorola explicitly states in the latest court documents that no agreement whatsoever has been reached between the two parties, an outcome typically implied by such a move.
The choice to withdraw the complaint likely means Motorola (or parent company Google) did not feel their case was as solid as they did back in August when it was originally filed. There is a slim chance that some sort of settlement is in the works between the Apple and Motorola, but give the Cupertino-based company’s history with patent litigation, we have serious doubts that this is the case.
[via The Verge]
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