German Court Bans Motorola Android Sales On Microsoft IP

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A German court banned sales of Motorola Mobility Inc.'s Android-based devices on Friday after finding that the Google Inc. unit had infringed one of Microsoft Corp.'s patents amid the global smartphone patent war.

The Mannheim Regional Court ruled that Motorola had run afoul of a Microsoft patent dealing with file allocation tables, technology that helps devices organize files, and banned sales of the company's devices using Google's Android operating system.

Microsoft applauded the decision, the second injunction the company has won against Motorola products in Germany,...
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