Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Motorola loses in German court on iPhone sales injunction

A German court has rejected Motorola Mobility Inc.'s attempt to have Apple Inc. withdraw several iPhone and iPad models from its German Internet store in an ongoing legal battle over patents between the two phone giants.

The Karlsruhe state court on Monday overturned a lower court's injunction, saying that Apple has now made Motorola a better offer for patent licensing terms, the dapd news agency reported.

The injunction, which had already been put on hold earlier this month, caused Apple to briefly halt the sale of the devices online in Germany after Motorola successfully argued Apple was using its mobile technology without a license.

Story continues below advertisement

Apple had argued that Motorola refused a license even though it had agreed the technology should be an industry standard.

Report an error
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.