The ruling also demands Microsoft remove their Xbox 360 console and Windows 7 OS from the entire German market.
Despite the ruling, the Redmond giant has been granted a preliminary injunction in the U.S. that will prevent Motorola from enforcing any court orders from other nations. This injunction will likely keep the products on shelves for the future.
Says Microsoft: "Motorola is prohibited from acting on today's decision, and our business in Germany will continue as usual while we appeal this decision and pursue the fundamental issue of Motorola's broken promise."
This week's decision was part of the much larger smartphone patent epic being fought by Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and others. German judge Holger Kircher noted today that Microsoft breached an agreement with Motorola Mobility in "using certain video-compression software in products including Windows 7 and Xbox."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 May 2012 23:36