Microsoft have been suing Motorola in a FAT patent case in Germany, and according to Florian Mueller from Foss Patents, the court has just ruled against Motorola and have decided to ban Motorola’s Android devices in Germany.
Microsoft will have to put up a bond of 10 million Euros to enforce the ruling, and Motorola will have to remove the infringing devices from retail stores, here is a statement from Microsoft.
“Today’s decision, which follows similar rulings in the U.S. and Germany, is further proof that Motorola Mobility is broadly infringing Microsoft’s intellectual property. We will continue to enforce injunctions against Motorola Mobility products in those countries and hope they will join other Android device makers by taking a license to Microsoft’s patented inventions.
Motorola will have to pay Microsoft damages, which are yet to be determined, and it looks like the ban will affect the Motorola Atrix, RAZR and RAZR Maxx.
Source The Verge
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