A German court has ruled that Motorola Mobility is indeed infringing on a patent owned by Microsoft. The patent is related to a phone’s ability to separate one long text message into shorter messages and then how they are united again once they arrive on the receiving handset. It’s a particularly important case since it’s the first patent loss for Motorola Mobility since it was acquired by Google earlier this week, BBC Noted. Microsoft has the option of issuing a ban on sales of handsets by German-based Motorola Mobility subsidiaries, but the company may instead prefer to ink a license fee deal with Google, however. “We expect a written decision from the court on 1 June and upon review, will explore all options including an appeal,” Google said in a statement obtained by BBC.