Apple to appeal Motorola patent dispute ruling in Germany

Dec 09, 2011
People walk through the Apple store in Grand Central Station in New York City on December 7. Apple said Friday it would immediately appeal a German court ruling in favour of rival Motorola in a patent dispute.

Apple said Friday it would immediately appeal a German court ruling in favour of rival Motorola in a patent dispute.

"We're going to appeal the court's ruling right away," Apple said in a statement emailed to Dow Jones Newswire. "Holiday shoppers in Germany should have no problem finding the or they want."

Motorola said in a press release that the court found Apple’s European sales company, Ireland-based Apple Sales International, was infringing on a Motorola cellular communications patent used in iPhones and iPads.

The court granted Motorola's requests for an injunction and damages, said.

In September, a court in Dusseldorf sided with Apple in a dispute against Samsung over the South Korean company's Galaxy tablet, which Apple said was too similar to the iPad.

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rwinners
3 / 5 (2) Dec 10, 2011
Apple, the company that will sue you at the blink of a patent. Hope you are sleeping peacefully, Steve.
MarkyMark
not rated yet Dec 10, 2011
Apple, the company that will sue you at the blink of a patent. Hope you are sleeping peacefully, Steve.

Lol i see a fanboi here, tell me which unsecure Android phone do you chose to download malware too?
eHofmann
not rated yet Dec 10, 2011
One rotten Apple spoils the whole barrel
epsi00
5 / 5 (1) Dec 10, 2011
If I understand Apple sued Samsung for patent infringement and turns around and steals Motorola patents and wants to get away with it. What's next? Apple suing anyone using a wheel because Apple invented the wheel some 100,000 years ago while we were all asleep.

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