Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is now clear of the longstanding patent dispute that it had. The United States Global Trade Commission has cleared the Windows Phone makers of the patent dispute. The clearance comes as a shock to a few as it was this April that the judge had ruled the decision in favor of InterDigital. The decision by the United States Global Trade Commission comes as the really good news to Microsoft.
According to the report sent in by the Microsoft’s Spokesperson, the company is very grateful to the United States Global Trade Commission for the decision. There are also extremely excited about their products, now when InterDigital will not be able to stop them from coming into the United States.
According to the original lawsuit, Microsoft claimed that InterDigital was in breach with the United States 1890 Sherman Antitrust act. The company claimed that they were charging a bit too much as well as discrimination against them amidst the presence of the much more dominant companies of the industry. The United States Global Trade Commission has also cleared Microsoft of all the charges regarding violation of patents.
The decision from the United States Global Trade Commission has had quite an after effect as the stocks of the Delaware based company, InterDigital, fell by 3 percent by the end of the day.
On the other hand, InterDigital’s Chief Executive Officer William Merritt has stated, “The decision not to support the import ban would have limited repercussions, given the decline of the Nokia mobile device business under Microsoft’s control and its limited market position.” The Delaware based company made its first move on Nokia in the year 2007, complaining about the infringement of the technology used for optimizing a device’s capability to connect to a network.