While Samsung and Apple have been battling it out in a worldwide patent theater, Motorola has taken a back seat. Well Friday Motorola returned front and center as a legal briefing from Apple’s lawyers in Germany has surfaced.
The briefing details a request by Motorola Mobility to Apple for 2.5% of iPhone sales in exchange for the use of Motorola Mobility’s standard-essential patents that address fundamental 3G connectivity and transmission of data over a cellular network. When German courts ruled that Apple violated Motorola Mobility patents, Apple was forced to stop selling certain products via the German Apple online store.
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