Motorola Android Devices Banned In Germany Over Microsoft’s FAT Patent Infringement

Posted on Jul 27 2012 - 8:33am by Editorial Staff

According to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents (via The Verge), Motorola Android devices banned in Germany for infringing Microsoft’s FAT patent, Mannheim Regional Court ruled today. The patent we are talking about is Microsoft’s patent number EP0618540, and is a part of Microsoft’s File Allocation Table (FAT). Motorola’s Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, David Howard issued a statement:

“Today’s decision, which follows similar rulings in the U.S. and Germany, is further proof that Motorola Mobility is broadly infringing Microsoft’s intellectual property. We will continue to enforce injunctions against Motorola Mobility products in those countries and hope they will join other Android device makers by taking a license to Microsoft’s patented inventions.”

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