A Munich court on Thursday ruled that Motorola, a company owned by technology giant Google, had violated an Apple patent and ordered the recall of all tablets and Smartphones of this brand.
Judge Peter Guntz said Motorola had given the ruling in favour of Apple after stamping on the fact that Motorola copied their patents,
allowing them to enjoy another win inside a month, having previously won the patent war against Samsung.
A court spokesman said it appeared that the judgment would have an immediate impact because Apple had to specifically ask for a ban of the product with a deposit of 25 million Euros for each application and, furthermore, and Motorola
could appeal the ruling.
Motorola is behind Google, Motorola Mobility acquired it and its catalog of patents, which has launched several offensives lawsuits against other companies, like the one held against Microsoft and its Xbox game console.
However, Apple has beaten Google-Android-Motorola, in Germany, which, so far, along with the United States, is the person casting tougher sentences and more favourable opponents to Apple.
In the event that will finally end Motorola mobile tablets in Germany the impact would be minimal because the brand, especially tablets, has only market in the country.