Motorola wins Xbox and Windows 7 ban in Germany

Motorola Mobility has been granted an injunction against the distribution of key Microsoft products in Germany.The sales ban covers the Xbox 360 games console, Windows 7 system software, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.It follows a ruling that Microsoft had infringed two patents necessary to offer H.264 video coding and playback.A US court has banned Motorola from enforcing the action until it considers the matter next week.The handset maker is in the process of being taken over by Google.To read this BBC News report in full, see:
www.bbc.com/news/technology-17924190Also see:Motorola wins injunction against Windows 7, Xbox 360 in Germany
Motorola Mobility has scored another patent victory over Microsoft in Germany.Judge Holger Kircher of the Mannheim Regional Court today awarded Motorola an injunction against Windows 7, the Xbox 360, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player after finding them in violation of patents related to “adaptive motion compensation” and “adaptive compression of digital video data.”
news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57425838-75/motorola-wins-injunction-against-windows-7-xbox-360-in-germany/German court grants Motorola an injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox [IDG]
Motorola Mobility won an injunction on Wednesday preventing distribution of Microsoft products including Windows 7 and the Xbox in Germany, but it can’t enforce the injunction yet. Microsoft will appeal the case and is confident it can keep doing business in Germany, the company said.The Mannheim Regional Court ruled on Wednesday in four different cases brought by Motorola against Microsoft and its German and Irish subsidiaries, granting an injunction preventing sales of Microsoft products that Motorola alleges infringe two of its patents. Motorola claims two of its European patents, EP0538667 and EP0615384, are essential to the H.264 video codec standard that Microsoft implements in products including Windows 7 and the Xbox.
www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226779/German_court_grants_Motorola_an_injunction_against_Windows_7_and_Xbox
www.pcworld.com/article/254828/german_court_grants_motorola_an_injunction_against_windows_7_and_xbox.html

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