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February 6, 2012

iPad, iPhone sales resume in Germany

After Apple presented a new license payment offer

By CBR Staff Writer

Apple has revealed that it has been cleared to sell its iPhone 4 and 3Gs, iPad Wi-Fi from its online store in Germany, after the temporary suspension of an injunction by Motorola Mobility.

Motorola Mobility won an injunction, which required Apple to suspend the sales of several iPad and iPhone models in Germany last week, after a regional court in Mannheim, Germany ruled that Apple should stop selling its mobile devices that infringe certain Motorola cellular communications patents.

Following the presentation of a new license payment offer, a German court has suspended the injunction.

Apple stated that all iPad and iPhone models will be back on sale through Apple’s online store in Germany shortly.

The company said Apple appealed this ruling because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms, despite having declared it an industry standard patent seven years ago.

However, the company did not reveal when the sales would resume, while Motorola stated its intent of continuing to pursue claims against Apple.

Motorola Mobility said that it was in discussions with Apple and offering the company reasonable licensing terms and conditions since 2007.

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