US court prevents Motorola from blocking sales of Microsoft products in Germany

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Back in May, Motorola won an injunction against the sale of several Microsoft products in Germany, but it appears it won’t be going into effect after all. Reuters reports that a US appeals court has upheld a judge’s decision to prevent the company from enacting the sales ban. The conflict traces back to standards essential patents covering H.264 video encoding. Motorola claims that Microsoft infringed on several of its standards essential patents with numerous products, including Windows 7 and the Xbox 360.

The German courts agreed with Google-owned Motorola, granting an injunction against the offending products, but the company was unable to pursue any sales ban at that time. Motorola had already been shackled with a restraining order…

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