motorola atrix Motorola to avoid US sales ban

Motorola Mobility is to avoid a US ban on the sale of its smartphones by altering them or signing a licensing deal so that they no longer infringe one of Microsoft's patents.

Motorola Mobility is to avoid a US ban on the sale of its smartphones by altering them or signing a licensing deal so that they no longer infringe one of Microsoft's patents.

 
The Google-owned mobile firm suffered a setback in May when the International Trade Commission ruled that it infringed one of nine patents Microsoft launched claims regarding. The patent covers technology for scheduling meetings. 
 
“While we can't share specific details, we have employed a range of proactive measures to ensure there is no continuing infringement under the ITC's interpretation of this single Microsoft patent,”  said Becki Leonard, spokesperson for Motorola Mobility, according to Reuters. 
 
motorola atrix Motorola to avoid US sales ban
 
The easiest and most cost-effective solution is for Motorola to axe the meeting technology, which is a minor aspect of what it offers. Another possibility, and one that Microsoft is encouraging, is for Motorola to license the technology for what will likely be a hefty fee. We expect the company will opt for the former.
 
Affected devices include the Atrix, Backflip, Bravo, Charm, Cliq, Cliq 2, Cliq XT, Defy, Devour, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, Droid X, Droid X2, Flipout, Flipside, Spice and Xoom.
 
The sales ban is to go into effect from today.
 
Source: Reuters