German appeals court lifts Google’s bogus patent injunction over push email against Apple’s iCloud

“Google wasted a ton of money on Motorola’s patents. As of today, it has zero — I repeat, zero — enforceable patent injunctions in place against Apple and Microsoft, after almost three years of litigation. By contrast, Apple and Microsoft have scored a number of real wins against Motorola Mobility,” Florian Müller reports for FOSS Patents. “I called a spokesman for the Oberlandesgericht Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court), who was able to confirm to me officially that this appeals court granted an Apple motion stay the enforcement of the Mannheim Regional Court’s February 2012 injunction.”

Müller writes, “As soon as Apple posts a bond (a requirement meant to secure Motorola’s ability to collect infringement damages should it, against all odds, prevail at the end of this litigation and, equally unlikely, Apple go bankrupt in the meantime), it can give the push email feature back to all Germany-based iCloud users… In practical terms, this means that German iCloud email users get push notifications back in what I believe is just a matter of days (just a small amount of paperwork). And when all is said and done, the most likely outcome (by far and away) is not going to be that Motorola collects infringement damages from Apple: instead, Apple will (if it prevails on the merits) be able to collect damages from Google’s Motorola for enforcement of an injunction that shouldn’t have been granted in the first place. Google can file this under ‘Motorola Mobility acquisition costs.'”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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    1. Mmm! I wonder, Can a day be slower than any other day?
      Given that a day is measured by the number of Hours, Minutes or seconds that constitute 24 hours, Is there any day that it can be said that the measurement has hit a sticky patch and has therefor slowed down noticeably?
      The question is asked in the light of the fact that there are periods in which the rotation of the earth around the sun and its own axis is not equal or even leading to leaps years or to the adjustments of atomic clocks to take in this fact.
      SO, Can a day be slower or faster than any other day?
      Was not the word not articulated, ‘Slow News Day’ more apt?

      1. Time is both a counting of precise increments, and the experience of the movement of those increments. So while, technically speaking, all days are virtually identical in length, the experience of the progression of days is not identical.

      2. Depending on one’s frame of reference, relativity theory, and the varying speed of the Earth in its solar orbit, I would venture to say that a day could be slower than other days (and likewise, some are faster than other days).

      3. In Reply to Silverhawk1, docwallaby & bigPaise.

        Thank you for unpacking the statement I made that started with:- “The question is asked in the light of the fact that………” and ends with, ” adjustments of atomic clocks to take in this fact.”

        Since every author or blogger on this site is a human being, I will presume that mental disability taken into account for, we all experience the progression of time in the same way. By time I refer to horology as opposed to daytime and daytime saving as experienced in those countries that turn clocks back or forward in order to experience as much day time as is convenient for them.

        As for different species of life from protozoa, plant life and animal life, days, nights and the passing of time cannot be quantified and qualified as being the same as that of human life.

        This topic is very complex and needing a much bigger platform for discussion than this hence my condensation of all the facts that you have kindly pointed out.

  1. What’s it baited with, sardines? Worms? Eeewwwww!

    It’s “bated”, not “baited”. ‘Bated’ is simply a shortened form of ‘abated’, meaning ‘to bring down, lower or depress’. ‘Abated breath’ makes perfect sense and that’s where the phrase comes from.

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