Motorola Mobility, LLC v. Int'l Trade Comm'n, No. 12-1535 (Fed. Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
In 2010, Microsoft filed a complaint in the International Trade Commission against Motorola, alleging that that the importation and sale of certain Motorola mobile devices infringed nine Microsoft patents, including the 566 patent, which claims a mobile device containing a personal information manager (PIM). PIMs are applications that manage scheduling, communications and similar tasks. Microsoft Outlook is an example of a PIM. The Commission determined that Motorola violated the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, by importing and selling mobile devices that infringe the 566 patent. The Federal Circuit affirmed, finding that substantial evidence supported determinations that Motorola did not show that the asserted claims are invalid and that Microsoft showed that it satisfied the domestic industry requirement.