Oblon Spivak’s Eric Schweibenz Quoted in Wired Enterprise Regarding the ITC’s Pending Decision on Whether Motorola Infringed a Microsoft Patent
Oblon Spivak's Eric Schweibenz is quoted in Wired Enterprise regarding the ITC’s pending decision on whether or not Motorola violated Microsoft’s 352 patent, in which an operating system provides a common name space for both long and short filenames. Mr. Schweibenz commented that if the initial ITC finding is upheld, that would be “very serious”. The ITC is a trade body, not a court, so federal judges can ignore its findings. However, many of them pay attention to what goes on at the ITC.
Mr. Schweibenz said an ITC ruling “would not be binding per se, but it would be highly persuasive.”