Apple prevails against Motorola in Germany over 'bounce back' Patent

Hot on the heels of its $1.05 billion (£647 million) patent victory over Samsung in the US, Apple this week recorded another win in Germany against Motorola.

As reported by Reuters, Judge Peter Guntz in Munich found that Motorola infringed on Apple's "overscroll bounce" patent. The technology means that if you move something around on your gadget's screen, it will bounce back into place after being released.

The ruling means that all Motorola tablets and smartphones that include the infringing patent must be recalled, Reuters said.

Motorola did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A court spokeswoman told Reuters that Apple will have to take steps to enforce the ruling. Usually, companies are required to put up bonds in order for an injunction to go into place. For example, Apple could put up £100 million to have Motorola devices pulled from store shelves, but, if Motorola appealed successfully down the line, Motorola would get that money for its suffering and losses.

Back in July, a court in Dusseldorf, Germany dismissed Apple's request for a ban on the Motorola Xoom in the country. But the court also declined to rule that Apple's community design rights for the iPad were invalid.

Last month in the US, Motorola filed another complaint against Apple with the International Trade Commission (ITC). It accused Apple of infringing on seven Motorola patents for mobile phone features such as Siri, location reminders, phone and video players, and email notifications.

Motorola has recently introduced a revamped Droid Razr lineup.