Congressmen tell ITC to lay off Microsoft in Xbox patent litigation

If the ITC didn't enjoy being told what to do by the FTC, it's probably less thrilled that Congress (and Apple) has joined in. The ITC found that the Xbox 360 violated four of Motorola's patents back in April, and when a final ruling is made, could see the console banned from sale. Several members of the chamber have voiced their disapproval of any such ban, with similar words of support coming from Apple's lawyers, accusing Motorola of abusing FRAND patents. After this deluge of letters, we're half expecting ITC chief Deanna Okun to start shouting "Don't tell me what I can't do!" at passers-by.

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Congressmen tell ITC to lay off Microsoft in Xbox patent litigation