The US International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into patent infringement claims made by Motorola against Apple. The ITC announced that it had launched a formal investigation into the claims that Apple's iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Mac computers infringed on patents held by Motorola. Motorola filed the complaint last month claiming that Apple violated patents it holds related to wireless communication devices, portable music players, and more.
The ITC announcement emphasized that the investigation does not mean that it has come to a conclusion on the merit of the case or claims made by Motorola. A target date for completing the investigation will be set within 45 days.