Late last week, reports about Apple pulling off products from their online store in Germany began surfacing. The Cupertino-based company has been waging a lawsuit battle with Motorola Mobility in Germany, and in the final leg of the last year, was directed by the court to stop selling or distributing mobile devices that infringe certain Motorola cellular communications patents. Soon after, the German site of Apple stopped selling older models of iPhone and 3G-based iPads. These products, however, continued to sell on Apple retail stores across the country.
Sales to resume soon…
Now, according to latest reports, Apple is close to resuming with the sales of the above mentioned products, soon, after the court suspended the injunction. An Apple spokesperson, according to this report has confirmed the receiving of clearance. However, specifics of the same still remain unclear. In a statement, Apple spokesman Alan Hely stated that, “All iPad and iPhone models will be back on sale through Apple's online store in Germany shortly.“
Both, Apple and Motorola Mobility have been waging war over a set of patents, which each one of them claims has been violated by the other. According to this report, Motorola Mobility stands firm stating that they have been “negotiating with Apple and offering the company “reasonable licensing terms and conditions since 2007.” Apple, however, narrates a different tale.
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