Monday, June 18, 2012

HTC asks ITC to review dismissal of patents borrowed from Google

A week ago, it became discoverable that an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the ITC had granted an Apple motion to dismiss from an investigation five patents HTC borrowed from Google.

As expected, HTC has meanwhile asked the Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the ITC, to review that decision. HTC's motion is sealed (just like the order and the original pleadings), but its headline just showed up on the ITC document server (click on the image to enlarge):

The Commission will now have to decide whether or not to review the ALJ's order.

Other than the fact that ITC filed a petition for review, there's no news concerning this matter for now. For details on the significance of the ALJ's order and the chances of this kind of appeal, please check out my previous post on this dispute.

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