Motorola v. Apple


  • Case Number: Inv. No. 337-TA-856

“Certain Wireless Communication Devices Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof”

Next Event: Awaiting review of the Commission of the Initial Determination granting Motorola’s motion to terminate the investigation.

Summary:  Motorola asserted that various wireless communication devices produced by Apple infringe on seven of Motorola’s patents and requested a permanent exclusion order and a cease and desist order preventing the import and sale of the accused products.  On October 1, 2012, Motorola moved to withdraw the Complaint and terminate the investigation.  The motion was approved by ALJ Essex on October 2, and the Commission announced that it does not intend to review the Initial Determination on October 23, 2012.  Motorola asserts the same seven patents in this case as it did in the United District Court for the District of Delaware (1:12-cv-1053) which has also been voluntarily dismissed.

Timeline of Important Events:

  • August 17, 2012 – Motorola files its initial Complaint. (Document #488817).
  • October 1, 2012 – Motorola moves to withdraw its Complaint and terminate the investigation.  (Document #492233).
  • October 2, 2012 – ALJ Essex grants Motorola’s motion to terminate the investigation. (Document #492272).
  • October 23, 2012 – Notice of Commission Determination Not to Review an Initial Determination terminating the Investigation based on withdrawal of the Complaint.  (Document #495229).