Microsoft Banned from Banning Motorola Handsets and 2 More Heavily Traded Stocks to Follow

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On Thursday, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington ruled that Microsoft will not be permitted to seek another import ban against some handsets manufactured by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility, but it can receive damages. The court said that a U.S. trade agency was in error when it said that some of Motorola Mobility’s products did not infringe one Microsoft patent, while there was no violation of three others. The remaining patent expires in December, so there will not be sufficient time for a trade agency to disallow the devices from being imported into the country.

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