Motorola is forced to remove its handset sale and to recall the phones already bought by business customers in Germany.
A local court has ruled that google-owed business has used antennas whose patent is owned by a German laser specialist.
Now the German firm, LPKF, as now all the rights to block the sale of Google product unless Google comes in to some other agreement. The company is not yet decided how to proceed further.
A Patent consultant of Germany said, it was not at all a simple decision to make.
An ex-advisor to Microsoft and Oracle Florian Mueller says” If LPKF want to enforce the action, then it faces economic risk”.
Google is all set to sell its Motorola business to the Chinese tech firm Lenovo, and the deal is yet to be completed.
A spokesman of the Google says “we are disappointed in the decision but Motorola has taken steps to avoid any interruption in supply”.
Date: July 20, 2014