Apple backs Microsoft in opposition of Xbox ban attempt

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Apple backs Microsoft in opposition of Xbox ban attempt

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    Apple has joined the growing list of companies opposing Motorola Mobility's request to ban imports of Xbox 360s to the US and cease sales of the console.

    Along with Apple, Nokia, Intel, HP and Cisco have contacted the International Trade Commission asking it not to rule in Motorola's favour.

    Motorola claims the Xbox 360 infringes on five of the telecommunications company's patents related to "secure wireless communication and transmission of video content between controller devices and game consoles".

    In April an ITC judge agreed that Microsoft's hardware violates four Motorola patents and recommended that the commission ban the 4GB and 250GB versions of the Xbox console. However, a final decision is still pending.

    Mark Davis, an attorney representing Apple, wrote to the ITC saying that Motorola initially committed to license patents under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms (FRAND), but is now ignoring those requirements to sue Microsoft.

    "Apple respectfully submits that any exclusion order directed against Microsoft would significantly undermine the standards-setting process and frustrate the purpose of FRAND," said Davis.

    Yesterday Activision Blizzard also lined up behind Microsoft.
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    1. De
      what would happen then if when the final decision is made to Ban the 4GB and 250GB what will this mean for owners of these consoles?
    2. villan4eva
      Nothing, If You Already Have One You're Ok, It's New Buyers That Will Get It In The Neck As They Won't Be Able To Buy An Xbox Inside The US Or Import One In Second Hand
    3. Ap
      There's always the secondhands, but that's stupid if the new buyers get them in used condition. Apple and Microsoft have been friendly rivals since Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs formed both companies in the late 1970s. Eh... I say it is for the best to have them around.
    4. Rotomboy
      Just Flubber off motorola!!!!!
    5. al
      it would be funny if everyone stopped buying motorolas products
    6. Ap
      I remember owning the flip-phone of theirs'. They're not worth of any amusement. Maybe I should give the CEO some hell, huh?
    7. De
      If you developed a technology, and someone decided to use it to make millions of dollars, you would not be slightly upset? Sure we love the xbox and all the joy it will bring us for years to come, however, whats fair is fair. The fact that these other companies including Apple are joining in Microsofts defense clearly shows that they intend to or are already using Motorolas technology.

      Maybe we have treated motorola as our "Parts *****" for too long and they are trying to make a statement;

      Maybe motorola is just being a ****, either way an infringement is an infringement.
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    9. fortify45
      here here&#33; (i still hate motorola though <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/p.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':p' /> )

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