MOTO/Google Dealt Blow on Patents in German Court

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    FOSS Patents: Motorola can't enforce standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany while appeal is pending -- huge victory for Apple, bad news for Google

    Via XDA

    So, my take: It's okay for Apple to patent interacting with a lockscreen in intuitive ways, but Moto can't enforce their patents on cellular operation. BS, plain and simple. I'd cry out about the idiocy of European courts, but this is no worse than the reaming manufacturers are receiving at the hands of Apple over here. This is only a lower court decision, but as the article mentions it is unlikely things will go better down the line.

    End result: Moto has been told by the court that if they do not accept Apple's licensing terms that Moto could instead be fined and otherwise penalized. Thoughts?
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    It's political driven. They don't wanna make it impossible for apple to sell their phones and that's what would happen if Motorola patents these essential services.

    They make a lot of money from apple and taxes so the decisions will never be fair.
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    Yes, clearly money is the driving factor considering how swift German courts were to place an injunction on certain Samsung devices.
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