Emerging Technology

Motorola and Apple mobile patent wars continue

Andrew Sadauskas /

German courts have maintained an injunction against Apple using push notifications, while Apple has failed to get an injunction against a Motorola feature phone, as patent battles between the two companies continue.


According to Apple Insider Motorola won a continuation of its injunction against Apple using push notifications as part of its iCloud service in Germany.

Apple responded by seeking an injunction in the Munich I Regional Court against the Motorola GLEAM, clamshell feature phone being sold in Germany. Apple cited a patent it holds on “computing devices with a dynamic ornamental appearance” as grounds for the injunction.

However, Apple failed to win the injunction with the judge doubting the validity of Apple’s patent. Legal action between the companies continues.

Andrew Sadauskas

Andrew Sadauskas is a former journalist at SmartCompany and a former editor of TechCompany.

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