Motorola Mobility attempted to ban the Xbox 360 by claiming a patent violation. The International Trade Commission agreed that Microsoft was infringing on the patents, but Microsoft was claiming that Motorola wanted too much money to license the standards-essential patents so they fought the ban.
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An appeals court in the United States ruled yesterday that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility cannot enforce a patent injunction that they obtained against Microsoft in Germany. The injunction would have blocked Microsoft from “offering, marketing, using, or importing” the Xbox 360 and Windows software in Germany.
It is hard to keep track of all of the lawsuits that Apple is involved in. They are dealing with a patent lawsuit with Samsung and several other companies including Motorola. Apple has won a case in Wisconsin against Motorola Mobility over fair patent licensing terms. Apple filed a lawsuit against Motorola Mobility in March 2011 after Motorola demanded 2.25% of net sales on all iOS products that use essential industry standard patents.
There has been a conflict in decisions between two different courts in Germany and in the U.S. over Motorola’s patent lawsuit against Microsoft. A judge in Germany has ruled overnight that Microsoft is violating two of Motorola’s digital video patents. This would have allowed Motorola to enforce an injunction of Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 in Germany. However a court in Seattle ruled that Microsoft can continue selling products in those contries for now.
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