Microsoft has been cleared from the patent lawsuit made by InterDigital. The US International Trade Commission ruled in favor of Microsoft in the legal argue against InterDigital as it was not complying the Sherman Antitrust Act that guards transparency of competition in business matters in USA. The other company wanted to impose an import ban on all Microsoft Lumia devices.
Due to the outcome, the stock of InterDigital fell by 3 percent but the adamant CEO of the company went on saying,
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. Today’s decision is disappointing but is expected to have a limited impact on our going-forward business, given the decline of the Nokia mobile device business under Microsoft’s control and its limited market position.
InterDigital claimed that Nokia mobile division was breaching on optimizing device’s capability to connect to wireless LAN networks and thus wanted to impose an import ban on the Lumia devices.