Beijing time on November 5, according to foreign media reports, in the last week, Apple's patent dispute cases in the European Court of Justice has twice made the unfavorable decision. Most recent took place in Germany, the patent dispute Apple's opponent Motorola mobile. Friday, media reported that German courts ultimately ruled in favor of Motorola Mobile's decision, and Apple has made a ban, but the ban will not affect Apple's product sales in the German market, because the ban does not specify Apple What are the products in violation of patents, and "The lawsuit is only against Apple itself, rather than Apple's subsidiary in the German region."
This week Apple, seems to have been a very bad week, especially in the European market. Intellectual property blog FOSS Patents contributors (Florian Mueller) Friday announced that Apple and Motorola mobile market in Germany a patent dispute cases lost, Mannheim, Germany, southwest of the District Court demands for Motorola Mobile, Apple made the ban. Just a few days before a court in Spain has made a ruling is not conducive to Apple.
Mueller also explained that, but the Mannheim district court did not specify which products are involved in Apple's patent dispute with Motorola mobile. Although some may think that this ban will not lead to the Apple device on the market in Germany, but according to CNet's Josh Holloway Thorn said the ban will not affect Apple products sales in Germany, because "the litigation only for Apple, rather than its German subsidiary. "
Apple's staff Chris Dinghuo Gert (Kristin Huguet) also confirmed that Apple products are still sold in the German market, she said: "This is just a matter of procedure, the results of the award has nothing to do with the case. This ruling does not affect our currently doing business in Germany and sell products. "
For the German court's ruling, Motorola Mobile spokeswoman Jennifer Erickson (Jennifer Erickson) said: "We will continue to protect our assets, but also will work to ensure that our technology can be widely used by end users. We hope we can solve this problem, so that we can benefit the whole industry to build more new products. "
Motorola Mobile and Apple's patent dispute involving the "mobile wireless systems transmit data packets during the implementation of the countdown function approach" and "multi-state paging system and method for synchronous collaboration," and so on. Motorola back in the 1990s in the United States applied for two patents.
Of course, if there is ban on sales of Apple products in the German market, then Apple will have a major blow, because the holiday season approaching.
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