Motorola Xoom doesn’t violate iPad design patents – German Court

Tue, Jul 17, 2012

Legal, News

Fox Business News reports that a German Court has ruled that the Motorola Xoom tablet does not violate Apple’s design patents for the iPad. At the same time, the Court refused to deem Apple’s design patent as invalid.

Apple initially sued Motorola for allegedly infringing three iPad designs with the Xoom. It sought to have the device banned across Europe.

Although the judges ruled Motorola’s Xoom doesn’t infringe on the iPad, the court rejected a counterclaim brought by Motorola alleging the iPad’s design patent is invalid, a spokesman for the court said.

As the court ultimately rejected both parties’ claims, it ordered Apple to pay two-thirds of costs and Motorola to pay a third, the spokesman added.


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