Feb 03 2012

Germany says NO to iPhone

Author: Andie Evans

apple logoAccording to sources on the internet Apple has been ordered to stop selling the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 in Germany after Motorola claimed there has been a violation of their patent. The order was given after it was alleged that Apple had violated patent licences relating to a certain GPRS module used in the two devices. The iPhone 4S is exempt from the ban as it uses a different Qualcomm technology for it’s GPRS module.

Apple will no doubt be appealing against the decision, with their argument being that Motorolla had refused to license the patent on “acceptable terms” and that the module was declared to be an industrial patent in 2005.

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