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Apple 1, Motorola Mobility 0 - Temporary Ruling Won Over German iPad/iPhone Sales

Tech company Apple Inc. has won a German appeals court ruling temporarily blocking implementation of a patent verdict acquired by Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. last December.

An earlier lawsuit saw Motorola Mobility succeed in removing Apple's iPads as well as iPhones from its German online store for a short while, however, the company failed to enforce the ruling during the appeal.

The court via an email statement said that the new ruling was renounced after Apple revised its licensing agreement terms offered to Motorola Mobility.

The court said: "At the current state of the proceedings it is to be assumed that Motorola Mobility would violate its duties under antitrust rules if it continues to ask Apple to stop the sales," reported Business Week.

There are currently a number of patent related lawsuits going on between Apple and Motorola Mobility taking place throughout the world. The present suit concerns the issue of a "standard essential patent" which companies must license to competitors as they are unable to produce the devices without the technology.

Both companies have declined to make any comment.

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