U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 28, 2015 5:33 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially-troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.

The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found that Microsoft had infringed two InterDigital Inc wireless patents, and recommended an import ban.

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