The US lnternational Trade Commission (USITC) has announced plans to investigate Motorola's patent infringing complaint filed against BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.
Motorola is claiming that RIM infringed five of its patents, citing the BlackBerry Pearl, Curve, Bold, Storm and Tour.
"The USITC has voted to institute an investigation of certain wireless communication system server software, wireless handheld devices and battery packs," said the USITC.
"The products at issue in this investigation are wireless communication devices and their corresponding software and battery packs."
The USITC is also investigating claims by Kodak that RIM used patented technology in its BlackBerry handsets.
"By instituting this investigation, the USITC has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case," read the ITC filing.
"The USITC's chief administrative law judge will assign the case to one of the USITC's six administrative law judges, who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing."
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