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Customs Gets Embroiled in the Smartphone Patent Wars

There’s another front in the Smartphone Patent Wars that you may not have heard of, or may not know much about: a battle with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) over whether Motorola can import certain smartphones. The issue stems from an exclusion order issued by the International Trade Commission after Motorola lost a patent…

Update: ITC’s New Procedure Makes Quick Work of Troll

We told you in a recent Weekly Patent Roundup about a change in the International Trade Commission’s rules. The ITC is now going to require companies to prove early in the case that they have a significant industry in the U.S. that uses the patents they’re asserting. (This is the “domestic industry” requirement at the…