Microsoft Blocks German Threat In Motorola Patent Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (May 14, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge overseeing a contract and patent fight between Microsoft Corp. and Motorola Inc. over video and wireless technologies on Monday granted Microsoft’s request to block Motorola from enforcing a German court’s May 2 order barring Windows and Xbox sales there.

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart granted a preliminary injunction for Microsoft that prohibits Motorola from enforcing the recent injunction in the German patent action, slamming the telecommunications company for making an end-run around American courts in the fight over Motorola patents essential...
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