Microsoft Gets Motorola’s Android Devices Banned In Germany

Microsoft got Motorola’s entire range of Android device banned in Germany over age old FAT patent. The banned devices include the Atrix, Razr, and Razr Maxx.

Microsoft’s  Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, David Howard said, “Today’s decision, which follows similar rulings in the U.S. and Germany, is further proof that Motorola Mobility is broadly infringing Microsoft’s intellectual property. We will continue to enforce injunctions against Motorola Mobility products in those countries and hope they will join other Android device makers by taking a license to Microsoft’s patented inventions.”

A report published in the Verge quotes Florian Mueller, an independent blogger who gets paid by Microsoft and Oracle to spin anti-Android stories. Microsoft’s paid blogger writes that “In order to enforce the injunction, Microsoft will need to pay a €10 million bond.”

It’s funny that Microsoft pressured US’ ITC to not inforce a ban on Xbox which infringes upon Motorola’s patents. When a US judge banned Microsoft’s Xbox ITC sent a memo saying that an Xbox ban could create considerable harm to consumers.

Now, won’t ban on Motorola ‘create considerable harm to consumers’?

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Swapnil Bhartiya

Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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