Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2011 22:58 UTC, submitted by Julian
Legal Not a good day for Apple. First, the Australian court has lifted the Australian sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Second the Motorola has won an injunction against Apple's 3G products in Germany. What else is there to say at this point? Software and design patents still suck, even if karma is a female dog.
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the australian case
by unclefester on Fri 9th Dec 2011 23:30 UTC
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2007-01-13

Apple has no further options for appeal in Australia. They will also be required to pay all of Samsung's legal costs (Australian courts nearly always award damages to against losing plaintiffs.)

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Europe-wide ban of iPhones and iPads
by lemur2 on Sat 10th Dec 2011 00:19 UTC
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2007-02-17

From the BBC article:

"If Motorola does decide to pursue an injunction blocking sales of Apple's products"


Apparently Motorola did seek such an injunction, and a preliminary injunction has been granted.

Motorola secures Europe-wide sales ban on iPhone, iPad

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/london/motorola-secures-europe-wide-sales...

Summary: A German court has imposed a preliminary injunction on Apple’s 3G-enabled iOS devices across Europe for infringing a Motorola-held patent.

Edited 2011-12-10 00:21 UTC

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What goes around comes around
by OSGuy on Sat 10th Dec 2011 02:52 UTC
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2006-01-01

Finally some good news for Android.

Edited 2011-12-10 02:53 UTC

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RE: What goes around comes around
by OSGuy on Sat 10th Dec 2011 03:27 UTC in reply to "What goes around comes around"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2011/12/motorola-wins-europe-wide-sales-ba...

The patent in question relates to core cellular technology and is described in the court document as “method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system”.


LOL and what is Apple suing for? Something that's square and round?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

That's the beauty of design and software patents ;) Each time you hear about a new one, you realize how deep into insanity these get.

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

LOL and what is Apple suing for? Something that's square and round?

motorola patent is basically "use block counter to determine how many blocks left"
http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?...

Edited 2011-12-10 13:15 UTC

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I believe his post was ironical.

At least I hope so.

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FRAND
by Hussein on Sat 10th Dec 2011 21:33 UTC
Hussein
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2008-11-22

Isn't 3G covered by FRAND patents? Apple is already paying Qualcomm, it shouldn't need to pay Motorola.

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