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German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple

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Motorola suffered a setback in Germany this morning, after a Mannheim Regional Court struck down one of the company's several patent lawsuits against Apple. The patent in question, EP1053613, is considered essential to the 3G/UMTS wireless standard and, more specifically, pertains to a "method and system for generating a...
German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple

German court grants Motorola injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360

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Microsoft and Motorola continue to duke it out in courts across the world, and it looks like the Google-owned manufacturer has just chalked up a victory in Europe. Based on a pair of patents involved the H.264 video codec, the Mannheim regional court ruled on four lawsuits between the...
German court grants Motorola injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360

Motorola can't enforce standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany while appeal is ongoing

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Apple scored a breakthrough court victory today against Motorola. Its important can hardly be overstated. This is so huge that it even begs the question of whether Google's strategy for its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility has failed before the deal is even formally closed (they're still waiting for some...
Motorola can't enforce standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany while appeal is ongoing

Microsoft moves logistics center out of Germany, blames Motorola patent battle

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It may be a mere thorn in the foot of a giant like Microsoft, but the patent war with Motorola is clearly starting to sting. German news outlet CIO reports that Redmond has shifted part of its European logistics operation from Germany to the Netherlands, affecting around 50 jobs...
Microsoft moves logistics center out of Germany, blames Motorola patent battle

Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany

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Apple's Mannheim jinx has been broken: this morning, Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court announced that a Motorola Mobility lawsuit over a patent declared essential to the 3G/UMTS wireless telecommunications stsndard has been dismissed.The judge explained that the court does not hold Apple to infringe claim 9 of...
Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany
Motorola wins injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360 in Germany

Mannheim court halts Apple's second slide-to-unlock case against Samsung

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It's taking Apple and Samsung time to win any decision against each other in Mannheim. Two weeks ago, Samsung lost its third 3G/UMTS-related case in a row and Apple saw the first one of its two German slide-to-unlock cases against Samsung thrown out. This morning, Apple's second slide-to-unlock case was...
Mannheim court halts Apple's second slide-to-unlock case against Samsung

As Germany Becomes Europe's East Texas, Microsoft Moves Its Distribution Center

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Just as companies often try to file their patent lawsuits in East Texas, so Germany is emerging as a favorite forum for patent litigation in Europe -- and for precisely the same reason: Germany's specialized court system, where cases are ruled on relatively quickly and it can be easier than...
As Germany Becomes Europe's East Texas, Microsoft Moves Its Distribution Center

Motorola wins German injunction on Windows, Xbox — but U.S. ruling blocks it for now

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Setting up an unusual conflict between courts on different continents, a judge in Germany ruled overnight that Microsoft violates two of Motorola Mobility’s digital video patents — ostensibly preventing the Redmond company from distributing Windows 7, the Xbox 360 and other products in the country. However, based on a...
Motorola wins German injunction on Windows, Xbox — but U.S. ruling blocks it for now

German Court Backs Motorola's Injunction Against Microsoft

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A German court Wednesday upheld Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.’s request for an injunction to halt sales of Microsoft Corp. products, including Windows 7 and Xbox 360, over alleged patent violation, the latest twist in a case that has spanned courtrooms across the Atlantic. A Microsoft spokesperson, however, said Motorola is...
German Court Backs Motorola's Injunction Against Microsoft

German Apple lawsuit against HTC over multilingual alphabet stayed until next year

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This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court did not announce its decision on a Motorola v. Microsoft lawsuit over standard-essential patents because it postponed the ruling to May 2, but an Apple v. HTC trial took place as planned, and an Apple v. Motorola Mobility trial will follow shortly. I am quickly...
German Apple lawsuit against HTC over multilingual alphabet stayed until next year

Motorola wins in Germany, Xbox and Windows 7 face ban

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Motorola has landed a significant blow text against Microsoft in Germany after persuading the Mannheim Regional Court to issue an injunction against the sale of the Xbox 360 and Windows 7. Judge Holger Kircher ruled that Microsoft had violated two Motorola patents, one pertaining to H.264 video-compression and the other...
Motorola wins in Germany, Xbox and Windows 7 face ban

ETSI vote on SIM card standard postponed, says French financial daily Les Èchos

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Les Échos, a French financial daily, reports that deep divisions in the industry over the future SIM card standard made it impossible to reach an agreement at the ETSI meeting that started yesterday (Thursday) and ends today (Friday). According to the report, the participating companies have failed to reach an...
ETSI vote on SIM card standard postponed, says French financial daily Les Èchos

German court freezes newer Apple unlock lawsuit vs. Samsung

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Apple was handed a possibly major setback Friday as its second slide-to-unlock lawsuit in Germany was put on hold. The Mannheim court's Judge Andreas Voss was unconvinced that the design model Apple was wielding against Samsung was necessarily valid. He determined that Apple should wait until Germany's Patent and Trademark...
German court freezes newer Apple unlock lawsuit vs. Samsung

Preliminary ITC ruling holds Apple to infringe a 3G-essential Motorola patent

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Today, Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender gave notice of his initial determination on the investigation of Motorola's October 2010 complaint against Apple. Out of four patents asserted at this stage of the investigation, Apple was found to infringe one -- and that one is a FRAND-pledged standard-essential patent.I'm sure...
Preliminary ITC ruling holds Apple to infringe a 3G-essential Motorola patent

Mannheim stays Apple-Samsung lawsuit over photo gallery patent, postpones decision on pinch-to-zoom

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This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court stayed Apple's German lawsuit against Samsung over the photo gallery page-flipping patent (EP2059868 on a "portable electronic device for photo management") pending the resolution of a parallel nullity (invalidation) proceeding at the Federal Patent Court. I attended the announcement made by Judge Andreas Voss...
Mannheim stays Apple-Samsung lawsuit over photo gallery patent, postpones decision on pinch-to-zoom

Apple keeps up pressure on Motorola Mobility with multilingual alphabet patent

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Today the Mannheim Regional Court held another Apple trial -- in this litigation, Motorola Mobility is the defendant -- a few hours after an Apple v. HTC trial (over the same patent) that resulted in a stipulated stay.I thought that the most likely outcome of the afternoon trial was also...
Apple keeps up pressure on Motorola Mobility with multilingual alphabet patent

Microsoft brushes aside Motorola's arguments against an anti-enforcement injunction

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Microsoft just filed its reply to a Motorola brief opposing Microsoft's motion in the Western District of Washington for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction barring Motorola from the enforcement of an injunction it might win next week in Mannheim based on two standard-essential (H.264-related) patents.A hearing on this...
Microsoft brushes aside Motorola's arguments against an anti-enforcement injunction

Most of Apple's German lawsuits get stayed (the latest one today): here's why

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This morning, just before the Mannheim Regional Court announced an order to continue its analysis of a Motorola complaint against Microsoft over a push notification patent (a patent that is already being enforced against Apple), yet another German Apple lawsuit was unsurprisingly stayed pending resolution of a parallel revocation proceeding...
Most of Apple's German lawsuits get stayed (the latest one today): here's why

Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

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When the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Microsoft had requested against Motorola, the assumption was that the Mannheim Regional Court would hand down a ruling on a couple of Motorola Mobility lawsuits over allegedly H.264-essential patents next...
Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

German court refuses to rule in push notification suit

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On April 20, Microsoft fired the most recent shot in it's legal skirmish with Motorola in German court in regards to a series of patent enforcement suits preventing Microsoft (amongst others) from using push notifications. In response to this filing, on Friday morning Mannheim Regional Court Judge Andreas Voss declared...
German court refuses to rule in push notification suit

Motorola appeals Microsoft's temporary restraining order to the Ninth Circuit

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In a filing made yesterday in the Western District of Washington, Motorola gave notice of its appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit against the temporary restraining order that prohibits, for the time being, the enforcement of the German patent injunction Motorola won in Mannheim...
Motorola appeals Microsoft's temporary restraining order to the Ninth Circuit

German court guns down third Samsung patent lawsuit, plus one from Apple

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Mannheim judge Andreas Voss is nothing if not decisive. FOSSPatents reports he's just thrown out a third Samsung v. Apple patent lawsuit relating to use of the 3G/UMTS standard. Not to be one-sided, he's also rejected the first of two Apple v. Samsung cases involving slide-to-unlock patents. Weirdly, this...
German court guns down third Samsung patent lawsuit, plus one from Apple

Push Comes To Shove: Apple Loses Another iCloud, MobileMe Push Email Ruling To Motorola In Germany

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Another development in the ongoing fight between Apple and Motorola Mobility over patent infringements in Germany: a court has decided against Apple Inc. in a case involving push email service on iCloud and MobileMe services in the country. This is effectively an extension of the same ruling that was originally...
Push Comes To Shove: Apple Loses Another iCloud, MobileMe Push Email Ruling To Motorola In Germany

Motorola Mobility forces Apple to suspend iCloud push services in Germany

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Apple has been forced to suspend push services on its iCloud platform in Germany after Motorola Mobility successfully brought an injunction against the technology following recent patent lawsuits between the two companies. The Cupertino-based technology giant has created a Support page on the subject stating that, as a result of a recent...
Motorola Mobility forces Apple to suspend iCloud push services in Germany

Nokia gets nose bloodied in IPCom patent case, says it doesn't care anyway

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Mannheim is gaining a reputation as the place where patent disputes go to die. The latest loser? Nokia, in a case against German firm IPCom. A saving grace for the Finnish firm, this time, seems to be that the patent in question was granted in February 2011 and all...
Nokia gets nose bloodied in IPCom patent case, says it doesn't care anyway

Push Comes to Shove: German Injunction Targets Apple's iCloud Email Alerts

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Apple managed to have an injunction against online sales of certain models of the iPhone and iPad in Germany suspended. But it wasn’t quite so lucky with a second injunction against iCloud push email notifications. This morning a Mannheim Regional Court granted an injunction against Apple’s implementation of push email...
Push Comes to Shove: German Injunction Targets Apple's iCloud Email Alerts

Ban on Push iCloud Email Upheld in Germany as Fight over 3G Devices Continues

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Back in February, Apple announced that it was suspending push functionality for iCloud and MobileMe email users in Germany following a victory by Motorola Mobility in a patent lawsuit. As noted by Dow Jones Newswires, an appeals court has upheld that ruling, requiring that Apple continue to refrain from offering...
Ban on Push iCloud Email Upheld in Germany as Fight over 3G Devices Continues

Court orders push e-mail ban on iCloud, MobileMe to continue

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The Mannheim Regional Court says that Apple must pay Motorola Mobility damages, but according to a report, it didn't specify how much that would be. [Read more]...
Court orders push e-mail ban on iCloud, MobileMe to continue

Apple Wins Long-Term Protection from Ban on Sales of 3G-Enabled Devices in Germany

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Back in December, Motorola Mobility won a preliminary injunction against Apple in Germany that could have seen Apple barred from selling its 3G-enabled products such as the iPhone and cellular-capable iPad models in the country. Apple did indeed briefly pull all 3G devices with the exception of the iPhone 4S...
Apple Wins Long-Term Protection from Ban on Sales of 3G-Enabled Devices in Germany
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