It is my pleasure to report to you that Apple has just gotten hit with an injunction for infringing Motorola patents. This took place at the Mannheim District Court in Germany, Motorola has released the following statement:
“As media and mobility continue to converge, Motorola Mobility’s patented technologies are increasingly important for innovation within the wireless and communications industries, for which Motorola Mobility has developed an industry leading intellectual property portfolio. We will continue to assert ourselves in the protection of these assets, while also ensuring that our technologies are widely available to end-users. We hope that we are able to resolve this matter, so we can focus on creating great innovations that benefit the industry.”
We all know how Apple has been bullying Samsung all over Europe, stopping the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany and even forcing the Korean Electronics maker to to pull out the Galaxy Tab 7.7 off their stand at the IFA convention. Apparently, the reason behind the injunction is Apple’s failure to respond to Motorola’s lawsuit within the deadline set by the German Court. Engadget has just reported that they received an official response from Apple:
“This is a procedural issue, and has nothing to do with the merits of the case. It does not affect our ability to sell products or do business in Germany at this time.”
We sure hope that this is just the beginning of things turning around. The Cuppertino-based company could be facing a possible halt on the sale of their products in the country of Germany.
Apple is finally getting a taste of its own medicine…