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ITC judge suggests Xbox 360 sales cease and desist in US market
Posted: 23.05.2012 12:11 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
Judge David Shaw of the International Trade Commission feels that corporate giant Microsoft is at fault with the Xbox 360 console for violating Motorola's intellectual property rights.

He remarks that "enforcing" IP rights "outweighs any potential economic impact" on video game consumers. 4GB and 250GB models made in China should be banned from US import.

Furthermore any Xbox 360 consoles already in the US should immediately be recalled to prevent them being sold, believes the ITC judge. Could the Xbox 360 get a US ban?

It's a possibility but only if ITC commissioners were to agree with David Shaw's recommendation. Even then it's got to be presented to the White House for the President who is then given 60 days to arrive at a decision on how they wish to respond. Motorola claim the Xbox 360 infringes on 5 of their patents, and judge Shaw agrees.
Source: CVG

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Comments

By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on May 23, 2012
Jasca_Ducato
Considering the amount of tax they get on each sale, I don't see this happening.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 23, 2012
SirRoderick
Nope, not happening, not ever.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Aug 23, 2012
HenoKutus
i quess not!