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UK court invalidates Motorola patent, could end German iCloud ban

Motorola sees a patent overturned that was key to gaining an iCloud ban in Germany

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Dec 25, 2012 12:11 am

A ruling from a High Court judge in England may have wide-reaching implications. The ruling invalidates one of Motorola's patents, a key that Motorola used to get an injunction against Apple's iCloud in Germany. With this invalidation, the groundwork is laid for a repeal of the injunction gained in Germany.

 

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The patent in question is one that deals with syncing messages across multiple mobile devices. Originally granted in the 1990s, the patent uses old technology, with Apple's implementation using new modern tech. The injunction was granted, with the judge ruling that the patent applies to modern technology.

 

If the decision is not overturned on appeal, the German iCloud ban should be overturned, as well as Motorola and Google will be in a weaker position for future litigation. The judge specifically noted in his ruling that if the patent was upheld, Microsoft's Live Messenger and Exchange e-mail services could be shutdown for violation of the patent.

NEWS SOURCES:Electronista.com

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