News: An International Trade Commission Judge has recommended that Xbox 360s stop being imported into the US following decision on Motorola Copyright infringement case.
After the ban in Germany, it looks like things are about to get even worse for Microsoft with this Motorola patent infringement case. According to GamePolitics International Trade Commission Judge David Shaw has recommended a ban on importing any more Xbox 360s into the US and stop any further sales with a Cease and Desist order.
Judge Shaw has also recommended that Microsoft pay a seven percent bond on all unsold consoles in the country. Motorola tried to argue that it should be a 100 percent bond, and Microsoft feel it should only be two percent as no-one will have bought a 360 instead of a Droid enabled device.
It’s now up to the ITC commissioner to decide on whether to follow Judge Shaw’s recommendations. If they go through with it, President Obama has 60 days to review the decision. After that period it would have to go in front of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
This might also be about to get even larger. China, who had been holding up the deal, have approved the merger deal between Google and Motorola. Will Google being in charge escalate this further? Or allow some sort of deal to be made?
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