Motorola suing German Apple Stores over three patents

Motorola suing German Apple Stores over three patents
According to FOSS Patents, Motorola Mobility is suing Apple Retail Germany GmbH, the company that owns the official Apple Stores in the country, for infringement on three patents. The patents (two of which are FRAND-pledged), are already the subject of five lawsuits that Motorola Mobility filed in Mannheim against both the Cupertino based Apple Inc. and Apple Sales International, which is the company's Ireland-based European distribution company. 

The site says that Dusseldorf courts are relatively slower than German courts in Munich and Mannheim, although it is pointed out that they are faster than courts in the States. It could be that we are still months away from decisions on the cases. The court in Dusseldorf was the venue where Apple was able to obtain an injunction against the sale of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet last year. The three new suits were filed with the court on April 12th of last year.

Just the other day, Motorola Mobility won an injunction from a German court, preventing Apple from offering the push email feature in iCloud. Thanks to an earlier ruling in November in Motorola Mobility's favor, Apple recently pulled from its German online store its 3G/UMTS products like the Apple iPhone 3GS, the Apple iPhone 4 and the 3G Apple iPad. The Apple iPhone 4S is not included because it is equipped with a "world" radio manufactured by Qualcomm and Apple is paying the company royalties for its use on the model.

source: FOSSPatents


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