European regulators have found in Apple’s favor in a patent battle between Apple and Google, Google and their smartphone company, Motorola, had filed a motion for an injunction against Apple over certain core smartphone function.
The EU regulators have said that they have reach a ‘preliminary view’ in the case, and they have said that Motorola’s actions “amounts to an abuse of a dominant position prohibited by EU anti-trust rules.”
They also said that “while recourse to injunctions is a possible remedy for patent infringements, such conduct may be abusive where standard-essential patents (SEPs) are concerned and the potential licensee is willing to enter into a licence on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory terms.”
This follows a ruling by the ITC in the US who threw out Motorola’s claims had Apple had infringed on their patents for smartphone technology, Motorola had tried to block sales of the iPhone in the US.
We wonder if Google are still happy with their purchase of Motorola, Google had purchased the company to acquire Motorola’s large range of smartphone and mobile phone patents.
Source Industry Week
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