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Motorola Mobility Says Apple Ruling Vindicates License Rights

February 28, 2012

Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) said a German appeals court that granted Apple Inc. (AAPL) a temporary ruling blocking the enforcement of a patent verdict shows that inventors should be paid for their innovations.

“Motorola Mobility’s determination to collect fair compensation for Apple’s use of patented technology has been vindicated by” the court, Motorola Mobility said in an e-mailed statement.

Apple yesterday won the German appeals court ruling at the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe, Germany. Motorola Mobility, which forced Apple to remove some iPad and iPhone models from its German online store for a short period, can’t enforce the verdict during an appeal, the court said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Karin Matussek in Berlin at kmatussek@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@Bloomberg.net.


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