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  • German Court Close to Ruling in Favor of Motorola Mobility in Patent Case Against Apple

    A German court is extremely close to ruling against Apple and in favor of Motorola in an iCloud related patent infringement suit.

    According to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents, Friday was a horrible day for Apple as the court appears to not believe any of Apple’s arguments. Mueller is confident if the court had to rule Friday they would have ruled in favor of Motorola mobility. The lawsuit revolves around European Patent 0847654 (B1) “Multiple Pager Status Synchronization System and Method. It’s the equivalent of the U.S. Patent No. 5,754,119.

    Mueller seems convinced the biggest issue for Apple is any device utilizing iCloud would most likely be infringing on the patent and come under scrutiny.

    “The issue for Apple here is that it would probably (if not almost certainly) be accused of infringing the patent-in-suit with any products containing the iCloud client software. While the patents covers a synchronization technology that requires a server, and Apple Sales International does not operate the servers (maybe Apple Inc. does, or otherwise some subsidiary other than the Irish distribution organization), all Apple devices containing the client software could be deemed to infringe the patent-in-suit contributorily." — Mueller
    Apple has asked the court to set a bail of roughly 2 billion euro or $2.7 billion. This bail amount is necessary to ensure that if an injunction is put in place and later over turned they are compensated for sales lost. If the complete range of Apple can't be sold for an extended period of time the $2.7 billion could be on the low-end of the bail estimate. Especially considering how important the German market is to Apple in Europe.

    It appears Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility is already paying off.

    Source: FOSS Patents
    This article was originally published in forum thread: German Court Close to Ruling in Favor of Motorola Mobility in Patent Case Against Apple started by Phillip Swanson View original post
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    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      CRapPLE got they behind kick.
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      LoL, I picture you as a fan droid. Clearly you don't know ANY facts or seen any statistics at all. Try going to a real gadget/news website and learn something.
      "Ground break features?" Showing up on cydia and used on their official iOS? Please explain, what would you be talking about? Wifi sync? App deleter? Wallpapers? Steal those ideas? Yep, apparently you have a magical ball knowing that Apple must have not known about those ideas/apps already. Derp, perhaps they wanted to make an official app which doesn't destroy their device? Does that mean they stole it? Or does that mean they were working on it? Or perhaps, they took user suggestions and polls to see what people wanted?
      Touch screen? LOL. This is what makes you seem like an idiot. Let me clarify for you, Apple didn't make the TOUCH screen, they reinvented and revolutionized MULTI TOUCH technology. There is a clear difference between pressure sensitive touch screens and multi touch screens. Apple did this, they were the first, and look what happened? Every other device out now, has the same multi touch technology which first made Apple popular. (You remember the early laggy and ****** Android devices, which magically now have stolen features from the iPhone + Android software itself? Remember the gyroscope?) Stop sucking on cheap Android Di*ks, and get a real user intuitive and user friendly phone.
      Funnies part is you say I don't know facts or statistics then you say apple was the first with multi touch screens.... not true.

      I won't even attempt to talk to you about reality because others have already shown you what apple "stole" from other developers for their iOS improvements. I have used iPhone exclusively starting with #1 and used each up to and including the 4s. I am a fan of the iPhone but not really of apple's. You however live in some kind of apple phantasy land that they made every thing and come up with everything. Your original argument was: "Yeah well, maybe if 95% of the products out there didn't resemble or steal ideas from Apple and called it "innovation," Apple wouldn't have to sue companies.". So basically you're saying apple came up with 95% of mobile phone ideas. NOW if that's not what you meant then maybe you need to frame your arguments better. Your lack of ability to make a proper and direct point isn't my fault.... hence the touch screen analogy.

      I'm done with you. Your logic is flawed by drinking off the apple tit and buying into their apple is god theory.

      They do improve on tech already out there but to say they don't "steal" their ideas is laughable. Like I and many others have said, all tech steals from other tech. Good day sir.