Motorola wins patent case against Microsoft in Germany

Motorola wins patent case against Microsoft in Germany
Motorola has scored a win against Microsoft in an ongoing patent case in Germany. There, Microsoft is trying to get a ban on Motorola devices, arguing that the Google-owned phone maker has infringed on patents allowing applications to run on different handsets.

This is the last of a series of lawsuits held in the regional court of Mannheim, Germany. Microsoft has previously won three patent cases, which led to actually banning some Motorola devices from sale in Germany.

"This decision does not impact multiple injunctions Microsoft has already been awarded and has enforced against Motorola products in Germany," Microsoft associate general counsel at Microsoft David Howard said.

Google has bought Motorola for $12.5 billion mostly for its strong patent portfolio which the company is using to defend Android, but also as a separate phone maker.

source: Reuters

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6 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Given Windows is a dominant PC OS the MS Windows related patents should be deemed standard and cannot be used to ban infringing products.

2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Dont we wish... that being said, did anyone else find this post utterly worthless? They won a battle, didnt say which, no details, just one sentance on the actual topic then a bunch of filler text about previous cases... What happened PhoneArena? Lacking in editors these days?

4. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

They're all in mourning today...

3. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

everything that was filed in germany was in favor of android.. like apple lost from motorola and same what happen to this news too!

6. SleepingOz unregistered

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