Apple Sues Everyone, Backfires; Results to European Sales Ban
If you’ve been following our website, you should remember our news on Apple’s lost battle against Proview Technology (Shenzhen). It was a recent post we shared less than 5 days ago. Anyway, in line with that post, we just found out Apple is currently in the process of suing almost all of its biggest competitors in the tablet/mobile phone field. While this goes against Apple’s previous complaint of anti-competitiveness of Samsung and Motorola patents, it is all too familiar to the infringement case on the iPad.
True enough, a court in Germany has given a ruling that Apple’s 3G-enabled products (namely the iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G) infringe a patent by Motorola. This has led the judge to warrant a preliminary injunction against Apple, which has turned into a European ban on the sales of the mentioned Apple products.
This is quite a year for Apple, isn’t it? With the death of Steve Jobs and losing the infringement case on the iPad trademark, we can only wonder what’s next for the company. A probable course of action is for Apple to change its products. They can also appeal the decision and request for further stay until a final verdict has been reached, just so the sales ban can be put on hold.
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[Source: Android Police]