American phonemaker Motorola Mobility is confident that the proposed US ban on it’s smartphones will not go into effect and continues selling it’s handsets.
The Google acquired company said it plans to avoid the ban on the smartphones found to have infringed Microsoft’s Activesync patents by taking appropriate measures. The company said in a statement that it will continue selling the smartphones in the US market.
The American telecommunications equipment corporation said, “Motorola has taken proactive measures to ensure that our industry leading smartphones remain available to consumers in the U.S. We respect the value of intellectual property and expect other companies to do the same.”
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) had enforced the ban on the phonemaker last year and had called for a ban on Motorola phones such as Droid 2 smartphones and Xoom tablets. The Illionois-based giant has not revealed on how it plans to tackle the ban but a licensing agreement is ruled out since the two companies could not settle on a license agreement last month.
Motorola might have a strong strategy to cope with this situation, given that the company has been acquired by search engine giant Google earlier this year. With a strong support from Google, the company might be successful to avoid the ban. In an era when patent wars have become a common scenario for the giants including Google, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung, Motorola is undaunted by the patent infringement issue.
A similar patent dispute is ongoing between Motorola and Apple in the US.