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Motorola wins patent case against Microsoft in Germany

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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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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:35 8

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:48 4

2. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 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?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:53 1

4. roscuthiii (Posts: 2266; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

They're all in mourning today...

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:01 1

3. MartyK (Posts: 959; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

In other news to show how currupt the US system is


posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:28

5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 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!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:17

6. SleepingOz (unregistered)

and ?

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