Motorola Won A German Patent Injunction Against Apple

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Motorola won a patent injunction against Apple Inc., which would theoretically bar it from selling products in Germany, according to a report by FOSS Patents.But Apple Germany handles all of Apple’s sales in Germany and is fighting the case. The ruling actually won’t stop Apple products from being sold in Germany, The Verge reports.

Apple Inc. let the lawsuit slide and lost the case by default. Apple plans to appeal the injunction against Apple Inc., the company told The Verge.

Here’s a statement from Apple on the ruling:

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.

And here’s Motorola’s statement:

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.

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