Apple wins injunction against Motorola in Germany over patent covering "rubber-banding"63
the infringing devices destroyed and for another €10 million, it can ask for a recall which would take any infringing device out of the hands of current owners. The court also found that Motorola owes Apple from past cases in the country. Motorola Mobility is going to appeal the decision to the Munich Higher Regional Court and argue to the European Patent Office that the patent is not valid in the first place. There is a workaround for Motorola in the stock Android experience. Instead of a "rubber-banding" effect, stock Android has a "glow" at the end of a list. For Android users, this does not does the job as well as the bounce does.
Apple has won injunctions on Motorola twice before this year in Munich. One was for the "slide-to-unlock" patent, while the other dealt with the photo gallery page flipping patent, Overall, in Germany, Motorola has been found by the courts to have infringed on three Apple patents and two belonging to Microsoft. Luckily for Motorola, its market share in the country is fairly low. But for Android overall, Apple's suits are a problem that is not just going to go away by wishful thinking. Coming up in Germany is a Apple-Samsung patent trial set to start on December 7th.