Apple battles with Motorola for the right to sell iPhones, iPads in Germany


It’s no secret that Apple is waging an expensive legal war with multiple companies over patent claims around the world. Last Friday, the company tussled with another competitor in a familiar battleground. Motorola Mobility managed to force Apple to withdraw their 3G iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 from the online German Apple store, with Motorola Mobility citing that Apple infringes on one of their patents essential to the GPRS standard. If you remember, the firm managed to win the suit it leveraged against Apple, which means if Apple wants to sell its products on German soil that uses the technology in Motorola’s patents, it’ll have to pony up dough for the privilege. Apple rejected the injunction, and said that Motorola Mobility refused to license the patent on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) basis. While Apple managed to suspend the enforcement of the injunction, the company is in for a bit of a fight, as the company is now beset on all sides with lawsuits from other tech giants like Samsung.

Source: The Verge