Motorola Facing Ban in The U.S.
Motorola is the latest manufacturer facing a ban. Due to intellectual property disputes with Microsoft, select phones have been subjected to an import ban including:
- Cliq 2
- Cliq XT
- Droid 2
- Droid 2 Global
- Droid Pro
- Droid X
- Droid X2
Thats a hefty list, although the U.S. Trade Commission has not specified wich devices would be affected by the proposed ban. Motorola has been given the choice of removing the particular feature that “infringes” on Microsoft’s paten claims, or making changes so that “infringements” no longer are present.
Microsoft currently makes $5 – $15 in patent licensing from companies like HTC, Samsung, Huawei, and LG for technologies they claim Android “infringes” upon.