The US International Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it will look into Motorola’s claim that Apple is infringing on patents that cover messaging notifications, location-based reminders, media playback and more. According to a Computerworld report, the ITC will assign the case to an administrative law judge who will hear the evidence and make a preliminary ruling. This initial decision could possibly result in a ban against the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Once an initial decision is made, the case will go to the full commission, which will make a final ruling on the infringement and any potential injunction. This process usually takes 16 months to complete, so the decision to look into this case won’t affect this week’s iPhone 5 launch.

US International Trade Commission to investigate Motorola claims against Apple originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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