iPhones Banned In Germany Due To Motorola’s Lawsuit On Sale Again
Recently, the sales of iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 had been banned in Germany due to a lawsuit by Motorola that accused Apple of violating Motorola’s wireless communication patents. iPad 2 with 3G support was also banned.
However, there is a good news for Apple Fanboys. Apple has managed to get that injunction suspended and now iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 with 3G support can sell again in Germany. Apple pulled the devices from its online store in Germany earlier in the day on 3 February 2012 to comply with the injunction. The banned was quashed same day.
Apple told SlashGear that it appealed the injunction because Motorola repeatedly refused to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms. This happened despite the fact that the patent had been declared as an industry standard patent seven years ago.
The patent in question relates to 3G/UTMS technology and has been deemed critical to the industry.
Motorola had won the injunction against Apple in December over claims that iOS devices were using patented 3G wireless data-related technology without proper licensing. The two companies have been fighting for months over patent infringement allegations.
Source: The Mac Observer