German court may ban iPhone, iPad again within a few months – same Moto patent as last time

“At the Mannheim Regional Court, I just attended the pronouncement of a Motorola v. Apple decision by Judge Andreas Voss,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “A (second) decision was due today in the matter in which a default judgment had been entered against Apple in early November after Apple’s counsel didn’t show up for the originally-scheduled trial in late October. After Apple objected to the default judgment, a second trial took place on February 3, 2012 (with all the lawyers).”

“In this particular case, the decision with respect to one patent (the non-standard-essential push notification patent) mirrors a previous one, while there are somewhat different issues with respect to the standard-essential patent,” Mueller reports. “I don’t expect Apple’s customers to be affected in any way that would go beyond the deactivation of push notifications that’s already in place. For Motorola it’s nevertheless useful to have this decision in place against Cupertino as well. It makes it harder for Apple to circumvent the injunction (which it didn’t try, but who knows what it might have done later) and it’s another legal entity from which Motorola can claim damages (if it fends off Apple’s appeal, which I’m sure is going to be filed shortly).”

Read more in the full article here.

Related articles:
German appeals court allows Motorola Mobility to continue enforcing its push notification patent against Apple – March 16, 2012
Apple removes iPads, iPhones from German online store due to Motorola injunction based on FRAND patent [UPDATED] – February 3, 2012


      1. No, Openminde, (sic), you clearly show what is wrong in our modern society; your poor grasp of facts, and English grammar and syntax, show your inadequate education, and little desire to improve on it. For a start, it’s ‘retarded’ or ‘retards’, and you are quoting a foreign national who’s first language is German, not English.
        Please refrain from commenting any more, and further demonstrating just how dim you really are, and causing yourself further embarrassment. Thank you.

        1. Make you sick? Good, keep getting sicker, no one care about you. What is the fact? What’s wrong with a German comments on German political system?

      2. For my part, I think you are a rude bore with a small mind. A representative of the classless internet trolls that hide behind anonymity to exercise drive-by character assassinations of individuals and groups alike. This is not about “political correctness”, it’s about decency, a trait that you have proven yourself to have little of.

        1. You hide behind so called “decency” to please your own self-righteous. What is difference that you generalize and label others from I label you as “political correctness”? It is a German who says German political system and court system are retard. (I like to use retard, just to spit on your face.) I quoted from him. You are too pride to read and think.

          1. Openmine – yet another example of the wonderful MDN policy of allowing anonymous cretins to post crap on this forum. Make your voice heard, fellow forum members! Let MDN know how you feel about anonymous posters. Request registered posting only!

  1. Germany (Deutchland) is an important market in Europe.

    Apple needs to give it serious consideration.

    @OpenMinde: your handle belies your ignorance. You should probably change it. Also, English grammar can be your friend. Embrace it.

    1. Actually it’s “Deutschland.”

      Also did you consider that perhaps Openminde does not speak or write English as a native language? It seem like some of us want to criticize everything that’s grammatically or otherwise imperfect, which takes the comments off the topic.

      Finally, I don’t think there’s a code that we commenters are required to sign before commenting that says we must use absolutely perfect English, be straight-and-narrow politically correct, and to bash people who don’t live up to these unwritten standards.

      Let’s just try to get along, here.

        1. @fandango: Don’t try to write when drunk. If you do, at least try to be civil, unless that’s not the right thing to do in Bavaria.

          In any case, I hope you have a sanctimony-free weekend. Don’t bother checking back as I’ll still be here enjoying the forums. Cheers and prosit! 🙂

      1. Suck me, Jeff II. Openminde’s posts are a waste of time. The rest of us are tired of juveniles like Openminde hijacking this forum anonymously. If you have something to say, register and stand behind it!

        The fact that you are defending Openminde makes me suspect that you are just Openminde using another anonymous handle.

    1. AAPL’s price has been known to tank because an oil rig blew up. The connection between the two is entirely within the imaginations of the DayTraderTards who pull these regular manoeuvres. We might as well be in the dark ages with cranky old mages throwing bones and reading entrails.

  2. Very silly. Just add a timed look up in stead of a push and this is solved. Yes, the carriers will not like the additional load on their networks. But, that is Ok. Motorola gets nothing and it doesn’t change anything for Apple. Everyone else suffers. Let the German people set it to what ever they want and cripple the load on the carriers in Germany with every 1 minute or 15 second inquiries.

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