Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,686 Reviews & Articles | 36,196 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Google's appeal denied, Microsoft can continue selling Xbox and Windows 7 in Germany

Google loses appeal in Motorola v Microsoft case regarding a sales ban in Germany

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Nov 8, 2012 2:29 am

Many lawsuit rulings have come down today, and a case of Motorola vs Microsoft has also been partially settled today. Motorola, aka Google, had filed an appeal after judges ruled that Motorola could not enforce a German patent injunction against Microsoft. Judges from the Ninth Circuit in the Western District of Washington denied the appeal.


TweakTown image news/2/6/26636_1_google_s_appeal_denied_microsoft_can_continue_selling_xbox_and_windows_7_in_germany.jpg


In Germany, Motorola had been granted an injunction against Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 due to them using an H.264 patent. Microsoft received a temporary restraining order against Motorola in the United States since Microsoft had already brought a breach of contract lawsuit against Motorola in the US.


The restraining order prevented Motorola from enforcing the German sales ban, so Microsoft was able to continue selling Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 in Germany. Motorola looked to get Microsoft to pay more than 100 times the normal rate for the H.264 standard, and Microsoft has, of course, refused to pay.


So, if I lost you in all of that background, let me restate the basic gist of the article: Google lost an appeal against Microsoft regarding enforcing a German sales ban.


Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Business, Financial & Legal news at our Business, Financial & Legal news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below