Apple 3G iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Forced off German Store

A dispute with Motorola mobility deals a rough blow to the Cupertino company

By Sebastian Pop on February 3rd, 2012 14:02 GMT
Motorola seems to have succeeded where Samsung has, so far, failed: it got a bunch of Apple products removed from the online German Apple store.

The products affected are the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and 3G iPad 2, though they are still up for order through authorized dealers and German Apple retailers.

It is reported that the decision is due to a ruling from December, centered on a patent essential to the GPRS standard, one that Motorola holds.

Basically, Motorola was able to prove that Apple's products infringe its IP, so down went the electronic devices.

Apple has already contested the injunction, arguing that Motorola refused to license the patent on a FRAND basis (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory).

Meanwhile, Samsung has seen little luck in its own 3G lawsuits and even has the European Commission breathing down its neck now.
Some apple products taken down from German store
   Some apple products taken down from German store
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