Back in February, Apple has been forcefully asked to suspend its push services on its iCloud platform in Germany over injunction which was purchased by the Motorola Mobility successfully against the technology following the recent patent lawsuits between the two companies. 4-traders reports that a German regional court Friday backed a ban on push emails in Apple iCloud and MobileMe services in Germany, means granting Motorola Mobility a victory in a global patent war.
The court said Apple must pay damages to Motorola Mobility, but didn’t specify the amount. The Cupertino-based technology giant back in February had posted information to its German support knowledge base last night informing the customers using the iCloud and MobileMe push email service in Germany will not receive push emails from Apple whilst they are in the country.
Apple stated earlier, “Affected customers will still receive iCloud and MobileMe email, but new messages will be downloaded to their devices when the Mail app is opened, or when their device periodically fetches new messages as configured in iOS Settings. Push email service on desktop computers, laptop computers, and the web is unaffected, as is service from other providers such as Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.”