“Yesterday I reported on an order by an appeals court that enables Apple to stop Google’s (Motorola Mobility’s) enforcement of a push notification patent against the push email feature of the iCloud in Germany,” Florian Müller reports for FOSS Patents. “Enforcement had been going on for more than 18 months, despite the patent having been held invalid again and again and again, and for a plurality of reasons, any single one of which would be sufficient to bust this patent. This is simply a zombie patent: a dead patent walking. But Google, which has been in total control of Motorola Mobility for the better part of the enforcement period, insisted on its right to inconvenience Apple’s Germany-based users.”
“Today the Oberlandesgericht Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court) provided me, for a small fee, a digital and anonymized copy of the order to stay enforcement,” Müller reports. “While the order became known only on Monday, it actually came down last Thursday. It states that security to the amount of 100 million euros ($132 million) is required to prevent further enforcement of the injunction (further below you can see it’s twice 50 million euros for technically two injunctions), an amount that is disproportionately high considering how blindingly obvious the invalidity of this patent is.”
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German appeals court lifts Google’s bogus patent injunction over push email against Apple’s iCloud – September 3, 2013