German Court Sides With Motorola In Microsoft Patent Fray

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT) -- A German court has handed a victory to Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. in a running intellectual property battle with Microsoft Corp., finding the mobile phone company hadn't infringed a Microsoft patent on technology that allows software applications to work on different mobile devices, the companies confirmed Friday.

A regional court in Mannheim, Germany ruled that Motorola had not infringed a Microsoft patent covering radio interface technology. The ruling is the latest in a wide-ranging patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola, which Google Inc. acquired in a...
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