German Court Rejects Google’s Appeal Against Microsoft’s Injunction Over Android Patent

Microsoft Motorola patents

Microsoft won an injunction against Google Motorola in Germany May 24, 2012 for violating its patent EP1304891 on “communicating multi-part messages between cellular devices using a standardized interface”. Google appealed against this judgement and this morning the German Higher Regional Court rejected Google Motorola’s appeal.

As a result of this ruling by appeals court, Microsoft’s injunction of not allowing Motorola to sell Android devices in German market stays in force. Google can again appeal in Federal Court of Justice, which I think is not going to happen. Recently, Microsoft hinted that Android OEMs who have not yet licensed Microsoft’s patents will do so in the near future.

Source: FOSS Patents

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