Apple VS Motorola Patent Lawsuits are increasing day by day and now here we go with the latest update in the German patent infringement suit, where in Apple has earned a key victory against Motorola, earning Apple an injunction against a number of Motorola devices.
Judge Dr. Peter Guntz ruled all Motorola devices under – European Patent 2059868 that is entitled as: Portable Electronic Device for Photo Management, are in violation, granting Apple an injunction against them.
According to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents, in Germany the iPhone maker may even prefer to wipe out any Motorola infringing products in its possession and recall infringing products from German retailers at its own expense.
In September of 2010, the patent was initially awarded and in December Apple first surfaced in a hearing in the German court. It’s expected that the Cupertino Giant’s victory will require Motorola to modify its software and work around Apple’s original ideas.
In a Dutch court, last August – Apple has won a won a preliminary injunction against Samsung and as a result, Samsung has modified its software to avoid infringing on Apple’s patent. This hints that a similar turn of events will occur on Motorola also.
Despite the fact that Apple’s win isn’t a big success against Motorola, however it may possibly have a detrimental effect on Motorola’s products as it modifies its software to avoid infringement.
Mueller noted – the fact of the matter is that Motorola will keep selling devices that will persist to have a photo gallery, although any workaround will certainly degrade the user experience.
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