Joshua Schnell, April 13, 2012
Looks like you’re still out of luck if you live in Germany. Apple lost its bid to restore push email to iCloud users in a Mannheim regional court earlier today. The results? Apple will now be forced to pay Motorola Mobility for infringing on its patents that relate to pushing email to mobile devices automatically.
[quote]The Mannheim regional court backed an earlier court decision that banned Apple from offering the service for synchronizing emails on devices in a patent proceeding brought by Motorola Mobility … The court said Apple must pay damages to Motorola Mobility, but didn’t specify the amount.[/quote]
Instead of having your email automatically show up on your iPhone or iPad, those using Apple’s mobile devices currently have to manually hit the update icon to retrieve new emails.
As far as the lawsuit is concerned, things are still a bit messy over in Germany for Motorola. The European Commission has already opened an antitrust investigation against Motorola Mobility (now owned by Google) for breeching antitrust rules and unlawfully changing for standards-essential patents in a non-discriminatory (FRAND) way in the region.
Via: The Next Web