The International Trade Commission (ITC) ordered an import ban on a set of Motorola devices which they found to be infringing a patent from Microsoft. The ruling came out this Friday (May 18th) and marks Microsoft's first win against Motorola in patent cases involving mobile devices.
The patent which an undisclosed Motorola devices violate is described as technology for "generating meeting requests and group scheduling from a mobile device." Motorola has to remove the infringing technology from the devices so they will be able to import and sell it in the United States.
David Howard, Microsoft's corporate vice, said Motorola had licensed the technology before, but after the deal expired, the two parties could not reach an agreement for extending it. Howard says that Microsoft is willing to negotiate with Motorola a new deal for the license of the cited technology.