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Motorola seeks BlackBerry ban in U.S.

Company files a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that Research In Motion is infringing on five Motorola patents.

Motorola has joined Eastman Kodak in asking U.S. authorities to ban imports of BlackBerry devices, in a dispute over patents.

On Friday, Motorola said it had filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is infringing on five Motorola patents with its products. According to Motorola, RIM used to have a license for the technology in question, but that licensing deal expired in 2007.

The news comes a week after Kodak filed its own complaint with the ITC, claiming that RIM is violating its patent for color image previewing and also asking for an import ban. Kodak has made the same allegation against iPhone manufacturer Apple.

Read more of "Motorola seeks US BlackBerry ban" at ZDNet UK.