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German Court Upholds Ban On Push Email In Apple's iCloud, MobileMe 42

Posted by timothy
from the awfully-specific-aren't-we? dept.
suraj.sun writes "A German regional court Friday backed an earlier court decision that banned Apple from offering push emails in Apple's iCloud and MobileMe services in Germany, granting Motorola Mobility a victory in a global patent war among several technology companies. The Mannheim regional court also said Apple must pay damages to Motorola Mobility, but didn't specify the amount."
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German Court Upholds Ban On Push Email In Apple's iCloud, MobileMe

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  • by hyanakin (1545359) on Saturday April 14, 2012 @04:54AM (#39683725)

    ... how copyright and patent law holds back progress and stiffles competition -- all on the back of consumers.

  • by moronoxyd (1000371) on Saturday April 14, 2012 @05:22AM (#39683793)

    What has a patent dispute between Apple and Motorola to do with politics?
    (Note: since both companies are American, this isn't even protectionism for the native industry.)

  • Re:Ob (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14, 2012 @06:15AM (#39683923)

    Anyone else read that as Putsch email?

    No.

  • Re:Bye Motorola (Score:5, Insightful)

    by icebraining (1313345) on Saturday April 14, 2012 @06:30AM (#39683965) Homepage

    If you don't buy phones from companies that have sued over patents, I'm pretty sure you'll remain phoneless. Unless you get an openmoko or something similar.

  • by Cigaes (714444) on Saturday April 14, 2012 @07:37AM (#39684137) Homepage

    Please refrain from using words as “thief” when writing about patents. Patents are a temporary monopoly awarded in exchange for publication of an idea. They have nothing to do with property. An idea can not be stolen. Using that kind of vocabulary only makes the patents and copyright's advocates' game.

    On the other hand, you are perfectly right to underline that these kind of patents are ludicrous.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14, 2012 @07:49AM (#39684179)

    Maybe so. But it's a great example of how a newish company shouldn't get into legal pissing matches with companies that have been around FOREVER and all but invented all the technology we use.

    Apple has been what you could call a 'dickwad company' since woz left. Lawyers first. Talk second. They got some real lucky breaks with their latest ifad everything. But long term that alone wont cut it. And suing everyone won't either.

    It's not suprising that attitude has come back to bite them in the ass. They have no goodwill left from anyone except their own users. And they seem to be trying to kill that too every chance they get...

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