“Apple Inc. Thursday won an injunction against Google Inc.’s Motorola unit over infringement of Apple’s ‘rubber band’ patent, in a ruling which bans the sale of Motorola products in Germany that infringe the patent,” Ursula Quass reports for MarketWatch.
MacDailyNews Note: She means “rubber-banding,” also called bounce-back scrolling.
“The court, in the southern German city of Munich, didn’t specify how much Motorola will have to pay Apple in damages, or which products will be affected by the judgment.,” Quass reports.
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Simon Sage reports for Android Central, “The win will likely mean a sales injunction as soon as Apple posts its 25 million euro bond, and for an extra 10 million euros, it can get Motorola to destroy the infringing devices. For another 10 million euros beyond that, Apple can force Motorola to announce a recall.”
“Motorola has been contesting the validity of this patent, ‘List Scrolling and Document Translation, Scaling, and Rotation on a Touch-screen display,’ through the entire case, though Apple has defended it successfully so far and will do so one more time in Mannheim Regional Court on December 7 before all is said and done,” Sage reports. “Has Google’s investment in Motorola as a patent bulwark proven to be effective or is it more of a liability?”
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MacDailyNews Take: The hits just keep on coming!
I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s [billions] in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this. – Apple CEO Steve Jobs
Apple scores major patent win over Android: German court issues injunction against Google’s Motorola Mobility – September 13, 2012
Steve Jobs: ‘I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product; I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this’ – October 20, 2011