ITC Judge Thomas Pender said in a preliminary ruling that Apple infringed on a patent for eliminating noise and other interference during voice and data transmissions. The full commission will now review the judge's decision and issue a final ruling in August. Motorola Mobility, which is being acquired by Google Inc, also accused Apple of violating three other patents - including one for touchscreen technology - but the ITC judge did not back up Motorola Mobility's claims. Motorola Mobility had asked for the infringing devices to be barred from importation into the United States.
With all the hullabaloo, never even knew that something like this piece of tech was part of the patent trolling.