Apple overturns Motorola's iPad and iPhone German sales bans

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 04/02/2012 20:59

Apple has been granted a temporary suspension of a sales ban imposed on some of its products in Germany.

Motorola Mobility had forced Apple to remove several iPad and iPhone models from its online store earlier today after enforcing a patent infringement court ruling delivered in December.

An appeals court lifted the ban after Apple made a new licence payment offer.

To read this BBC News report in full, see:
www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16877438

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Apple has appealed the rulings. But the phones and tablets were removed from Apple's German online store after Motorola, which is due to be acquired by search giant and Android owner Google, won a court ruling in December relating to an alleged infringement of wireless patents for 3G connections by Apple handsets including the iPhone 4 and the 3G version of the iPad 2.
www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/feb/03/apple-iphone-germany-motorola-patent

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