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Microsoft’s injunction blocks Motorola from enforcing German win over Xbox patents

 |  May 2, 2012

A German court ruled that Microsoft infringed Motorola Mobility’s video compression software patents for the Xbox 360 and Windows 7. Judge Holger Kircher ordered clearing the Xbox and Windows 7 software from shelves in Germany, but the products are staying in the German market because of a U.S. injunction. A Seattle district court has granted Microsoft a preliminary injunction that prevents Motorola from enforcing any German court order.

The European Commission is investigating possible Article 102 TFEU abuses of market dominance by Motorola through its licensing of standard essential patents.

Full content: Reuters


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