German appeals court allows Motorola Mobility to continue enforcing its push notification patent against Apple

“For a significant period of time (which could be a year or more), Motorola gets to continue its enforcement of a German patent injunction that obligated Apple to deactivate the push notification feature of its iCloud and MobileMe service offerings for customers using those services in Germany,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“A spokeswoman for the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court (the appeals court to which circuit the Mannheim Regional Court belongs) just confirmed to me over the phone that an Apple motion to suspend the aformentioned enforcement was denied,” Mueller reports. “This afternoon, Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court (who presides over most of the smartphone litigations pending at that court, including all of the ones involving Apple) mentioned that decision by the appeals court at a hearing on a lawsuit in which Motorola Mobility is asserting the same push notification patent against Microsoft.”

Mueller reports, “The push notification patent is not a FRAND-pledged standard-essential patent.”

Much more in the full article – recommended – here.


  1. Win some world wide, lose one in Germany.

    People should use a third party notification app unless Motorola blocks those too. Regardless, Apple is still the people’s choice in Germany and Motorola’s efforts will be see as a negative.

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