Mannheim, Germany (AHN) – A court ruling favoring Motorola Mobility has forced Apple to pull several of its iPad and iPhone models from its German online store.
Motorola had filed suit against Apple to enforce its patent injunction against its rival. In December, the court in Manheim, Germany issued a ruling saying that Apple had failed to license one of Motorola’s wireless intellectual properties.
The affected products include Apple’s iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, along with all 3G models of its iPad. However, its Apple’s newer iPhone 4S and its wi-fi-only iPad are not affected.
Apple says it will appeal the ruling. It claims that Motorola had repeatedly refused to license the applicable patent to Apple with reasonable terms and conditions. However, Motorola disagrees and says it has offered Apple reasonable licensing of the patent since 2007.
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