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Author Topic: Patent Wars: Motorola Hits Apple in EU  (Read 1110 times)


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Patent Wars: Motorola Hits Apple in EU
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:58:48 AM »
Well, this is a funny turn of events:


Summary: A German court has imposed a preliminary injunction on Apple’s 3G-enabled iOS devices across Europe for infringing a Motorola-held patent.

Motorola Mobility has won a patent dispute with Apple in Germany this morning that could spell a sales injunction against its products across Europe.

A regional court in Mannheim, Germany ruled that Apple’s devices with cellular networking infringe Motorola-owned patent 1010336. This is the equivalent networking patent has detailed by U.S. Patent No. 6,359,898.

Such devices include the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and the iPhone 4. It also includes the 3G-enabled original iPad and iPad 2. While Motorola did not specifically name the iPhone 4S in its case, it is likely that the latest Apple smartphone is also affected by the ruling.

While I can't help but laugh at Apple, this patent insanity is, well, patently insane.

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Re: Patent Wars: Motorola Hits Apple in EU
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 09:25:02 AM »
Sounds like Google is testing what they bought 8)

I expect the German judge to conclude in a few days that he and/or his court isn't qualified to rule for entire Europe, like a few months back on the Apple vs Samsung case :(

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Re: Patent Wars: Motorola Hits Apple in EU
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 09:51:27 AM »