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Federal Circuit affirms Apple’s iPhones do not infringe Google’s patent

The US Federal Circuit has upheld a decision by the country’s International Trade Commission (ITC) which ruled that Apple’s iPhones do not violate a Google patent

In a ruling today, the Federal Circuit ruled that Apple did not infringe on a patent owned by Motorola Mobility, which was acquired by Google when it purchased Motorola for $12 billion in a deal announced in August 2011.

Motorola filed a complaint with the ITC in November 2010, which unsuccessfully argued that Apple had infringed six patents.

In April 2013, the ITC ruled in Apple’s favor. Google’s appeal to the Federal Circuit concerned only US Patent No. 6,272,333, relating to technology controlling the delivery of data from a fixed portion of a wireless communication system to a subscriber unit.

"We're disappointed in this decision and are evaluating our options," Motorola said in a statement.

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