Motorola Takes Steps to Avoid Ban on Smartphones

Google unit Motorola Mobility said it has taken steps to avert an interruption of U.S. imports and sales of its smartphones after the devices were found to infringe on a Microsoft patent. The importation to the United States of some Motorola Mobility smartphones was supposed to stop as the result of an International Trade Commission ruling that the phones infringed on technology that makes it possible for consumers to use the devices to generate meeting requests and schedule gatherings.