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Sales of Microsoft products including Xbox 360 and Internet Explorer banned in Germany following Motorola ruling


By The Drum Team | Editorial

May 2, 2012 | 1 min read

Motorola has won an injunction against the sale of Microsoft products, the Xbox 360 and software systems Windows 7, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player in Germany.

The injunction follows a patent infringement ruling won by Motorola against Microsoft, over two patents around H.264 video compression technology.

This could see Microsoft forced o recall and destroy these products should the injunction be enforced by Motorola.

"We are pleased that the Mannheim Court found that Microsoft products infringe Motorola Mobility's intellectual property. As a path forward, we remain open to resolving this matter. Fair compensation is all that we have been seeking for our intellectual property,” a statement from Motorola read.

The appeal in Germany is expected to be appealed by Microsoft.

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