German Court Rules Against Motorola Over Slide-To-Unlock Patent

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A German court has ruled that most of Motorola’s products infringe on Apple’s slide-to-unlock image patent. The only exception is the slide-the-circle gesture that is used in the Motorola XOOM.

This ruling would allow Apple to enforce a permanent injunction against the Motorola products found in violation. Motorola can still appeal against this verdict. Therefore, Apple would be taking a very big risk enforcing such an injunction at this time. If this ruling is overturned, Apple would have to reimburse Motorola for any lost sales due to the injunction.

Irrespective of any decision that Apple makes, one thing that we can be sure of is that Motorola will now have to make changes to their User Interface (UI).

There is a strong possibility that Motorola may implement the slide-the-circle on all of its devices.

Source: Cult Of Andorid

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