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Motorola Wins Injunction Against Apple in Germany

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by Erica Thinesen
, 09 Dec 2011News

This morning in Germany, Motorola Mobility won a patent case concerning wireless technology against Apple. The ramification of this means if Apple is unable to secure a stay order or until an appeal is heard, Apple flagship products iPhone and iPad may be banned from sale in the country.

A court in Germany ruled that Apple devices violate European Patent 1010336, the details of which are it is a "method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system" and it is an essential part of the GPRS data standard, reports FOSS Patents.

Now, Motorola must spend €100 million in a bond if they decide to go after a sales injunction. The bond covers Apple's losses if the patent case gets subsequently overruled at the time when an injunction is in imposition. However, the amount has been considered as less than €2 billion, which the legal team for Apple demanded.

The suit filed by Motorola mentions the original iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad 2 WiFi + 3G and also iPad WiFi + 3G, even though the iPhone 4S is not on the list, most likely it will be added.

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