Motorola’s Android phones banned in Germany, thanks to Microsoft
Microsoft can now use this injunction to enforce a 10 million euro bond, ban the sale of the smartphone and can also request to be paid an unspecified amount for the damages.
Motorola is sure to appeal this decision but it is unlikely to get the ruling in its favour. So the only option left with the company is to pay Microsoft for the licensed patent and join other Android device makers like Samsung, HTC and others and use it in its device.
“Today’s decision, which follows similar rulings in the U.S. and Germany, is further proof that Motorola Mobility is broadly infringing Microsoft’s intellectual property. We will continue to enforce injunctions against Motorola Mobility products in those countries and hope they will join other Android device makers by taking a license to Microsoft’s patented inventions.”