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Apple faces US iPhone ban following patent ruling

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 25, 2012 | 1 min read

Motorola Mobility are claiming victory in their long running legal tussle with Apple and Microsoft over alleged patent infringements – a decision which could see both the iPhone and Xbox 360 removed from sale in the US.

A judge at the US International Trade Commission found Microsoft guilty of infringing four patents related to wi-fi and video format standards whilst Apple fell foul of one wi-fi patent.

It is the latest twist in a series of patent wrangles to beset the industry following a bizarre case of Samsung citing Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey to argue that tablet computers had been designed in 1968.

All parties remain confident of ultimate victory however, paving the way for months of further legal wrangling.

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