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Latest Motorola v. Apple Patent Dispute Dismissed by German Court

by Brandon Russell | February 11, 2012

Motorola and AppleMotorola’s patent lawsuit against Apple took a knock on Friday after the Schaumburg-based company failed to present conclusive evidence that Apple did any wrongdoing.  The Mannheim Regional Court of Germany dismissed the lawsuit after deliberation concluded Motorola failed to convince and demonstrate any infringements were perpetrated.

Motorola cried foul against Apple products regarding a 3G/UMTS patent that is used as a “method and system for generating a complex pseudo noise sequence for processing a code division multiple access [CDMA] signal,” FOSS Patents explained. But “in the court’s opinion, MMI failed to present conclusive evidence for its infringement contention.” That’s a mouth full.

This isn’t the first duel between Motorola and Apple. The two have gone to court before, with Motorola previously claiming victory on two separate rulings in regards to intellectual property. The latest injunction against Apple was over push email notifications from its iCloud system in Germany. In addition, Motorola won a suit that resulted in numerous Apple products being pulled off German shelves, before returning shortly after news broke.

It’s just another notch in a long line of patent disputes between companies in the fierce smartphone game.

[via BGR]


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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...


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