After Motorola Mobility won a patent ruling against Microsoft yesterday (Apr 24th), Apple is now being charged for violating a patent of the company. The U.S. International Trade Commission decided Apple violates one of Motorola's patents and this preliminary injunction could potentially block iPhone and iPad sales.
Motorola brought in a suit against Apple accusing the company of violating four of its patents. U.S. Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender said Apple was guilty of violating only one of the cited patents, and this one is related to a communication technology essential for wireless devices.
The ruling will still go under another panel of judges who will make a final decision by August. Apple said that they have chances of winning since the German Court recently found the company to be innocent of the same accusations brought in by Motorola.