Microsoft Xbox 360, IE and Windows 7 banned in Germany
The latest twist in the continued patent battles, Motorola has been handed an injunction against the distribution of many Microsoft products in Germany
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In one of the most high-profile legal patent victories to date, a court has found in favour of Motorola with a number of key Microsoft products including the Xbox 360 banned from distribution in Germany.
"We are pleased that the Mannheim Court found that Microsoft products infringe Motorola Mobility's intellectual property," a Motorola spokesperson has said. "As a path forward, we remain open to resolving this matter, which Microsoft started with litigation against Motorola in October 2010. Fair compensation is all that we have been seeking for our intellectual property."
With the two companies fighting it out in court over a selection of around 50 patents, Microsoft has suggested that if it licensed the intellectual property rights to all like Motorola has requested it would face an annual bill in the region of $4 billion (£2.5bn).