Motorola Won an Injunction Blocking Sales of Apple in Germany?

The technology battles against giants companies has been the biggest issues now that every companies keep seeking violation of their rivals over their patents. This time Motorola has something in its hand which will make Apple worry. As reported by Florian Mueller FOSSPatents on his blog, there would be big news in view on the issue of patents and related litigation.

And among the various cases in which Apple has been sued, Motorola stands out against that, apparently, would have won an injunction against the Cupertino blocking all sales of Apple’s mobile devices in Germany.

“Apple knows what it means to win the legal injunctions against their rivals. The Cupertino company has won four against Samsung (two in Germany, one in Holland and another still in Australia, all in the first degree). Now, however, it seems that Apple is located in front of a defeat in front of a lawsuit filed by Motorola for infringement of patents.

I received a copy of the Mannheim Regional Court ruling prohibiting the sale to Apple in Germany – the largest single market in Europe – of all its mobile device that may infringe the two patents of Motorola Mobility and which requires the company to Cupertino to pay damages for all infringements occurring on or after April 19, 2003. “

This is what Motorola claimed:

As media and mobility continue to converge, Motorola Mobility’s patented technologies are increasingly important for innovation within the wireless and communications industries, for which Motorola Mobility has developed an industry leading intellectual property portfolio. We will continue to assert ourselves in the protection of these assets, while also ensuring that our technologies are widely available to end-users. We hope that we are able to resolve this matter, so we can focus on creating great innovations that benefit the industry.

Apple responds with this message:

This is a procedural issue that has nothing to do with the merits of the case. This does not affect our ability to sell products or do business in Germany at this time.


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