German Court Hands Motorola Win In Apple Patent War

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 3:32 PM EST) -- A German court has ruled that an Apple Inc. unit is infringing one of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.'s core cellular communications patents through iPhone and iPad sales, Motorola said Friday, the latest development in the global patent war between the technology giants.

The court in Mannheim, Germany, found that Apple's European sales company, Ireland-based Apple Sales International, is in violation of a Motorola patent related to data packet transfer technology, and granted the plaintiff an injunction and damages, Motorola said.

"Today's decision validates Motorola Mobility's efforts...
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