Apple Inc averted an order that could have hindered imports of the iPhone 4 into the US after persuading an American trade agency to invalidate a patent owned by Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit over a phone sensor. The verdict came on the eve of Apple's financial year second-quarter net income. The US International Trade Commission in Washington yesterday upheld a judge's findings that the Motorola Mobility patent is invalid, though for different reasons. The patent covers a sensor that prevents the phone from accidentally hanging up or activating an application when ...
Apple wins patent case on eve of results
Averts iPhone 4 import ban after Motorola Mobility loses case