“Mannheim Regional Court has scheduled trials of two other Motorola Mobility lawsuits against Apple for November 18 and December 2, 2011,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.
“It’s a safe assumption that all these lawsuits relate to the same patents and products as the Motorola Mobility Inc. v. Apple Inc. case in which the court entered a default judgment on Friday,” Mueller reports. “The default judgment against Apple Inc. isn’t irrelevant as long as there’s a risk of enforcement. It does restrict Apple in certain ways, and even though it may be hard for Motorola to prove that shipments into the German market occur at Cupertino’s direction, Apple will have to tread very carefully.”
Mueller reports, “Motorola’s three lawsuits apparently target all elements of Apple’s supply chain: from the U.S. over Ireland to Germany… Many tech companies use Ireland as the hub of their European business, taking advantage of low corporate tax rates while operating right within the EU’s Single Market (no customs barriers etc.)… Therefore, the lawsuit against the Irish entity will be of particular importance from a logistical point of view.”
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