A German court on Friday ruled in favor of Motorola in a case against Apple, stating that the Cupertino-based company’s iCloud and MobileMe products infringed on a push e-mail patent owned by Motorola. The court said Apple must calculate and pay damages to Motorola and must also refrain from using the technology in Germany. Apple has already posted a push e-mail notification workaround on its website for iOS users in Germany and advises that its customers set their device settings to download new emails in regular intervals instead of automatically. An Apple spokesperson told Reuters that the company plans on filing an appeal, although it’s unclear when a final ruling on that appeal will take place.
The two companies have butted heads in German courts before. In February a German court tossed a suit between Apple and Motorola after Motorola failed to prove that Apple was indeed infringing on patents related to 3G/UMTS technology.