Apple/Motorola German court saga continues

Apple has chalked up a small win in the never ending patent litigation with Motorola in Germany

By - March 2, 2012
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Apple has won another small victory in a German court, this time against Motorola Mobility.

The court granted Apple an injunction against Motorola, ruling that various Android models from the company infringe an Apple patent titled “Portable Electronic Device for Photo Management.”

The ruling does give Apple some leverage against Motorola, which it may use to negotiate after its iCloud service was shut down in Germany thanks to a court ruling in favour of Motorola.

In a statement issued after the ruling, Motorola said that, “[The ruling] concerns a software feature associated with performing certain functions when viewing photos in a ‘zoomed in’ mode on mobile devices. We note that the Court ruled that performing the functions in a ‘zoomed out’ mode does not infringe on this patent.”

As for the impact on device sales, Motorola noted, “We expect no impact to supply or future sales as we have already implemented a new way to view photos on our products that does not interfere with the user experience.”

Read the full story at: All Things D.

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