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Motorola ordered to stop selling devices in Germany over patent dispute

Motorola Moto X

Motorola has fallen into trouble in Germany just a few days after Moto Maker went live in the region. The smartphone manufacturer is allegedly infringing on antenna related patents held by Germany firm LPKF. The patents are apparently related to molding the antennae on curved plastic surfaces, which is a technology used on devices like the Moto G and the Moto X. So it was only a matter of time before the patent holders raised the complaint with the courts to halt sales of infringing devices. It goes without saying that Motorola will appeal this verdict, so it’s not completely over yet.

The ruling was passed by Mannheim Regional Court in Germany which has asked Motorola to recall units which were caught infringing on the patent. For the time being, it’s not very good news for Motorola, but that could change when the appeal is heard in a higher court. Motorola barely had any global presence until the launch of the Moto G, so this won’t come as a massive setback for the manufacturer.

Source: LPKF

Via: Android Central

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