Motorola has won an injunction against Apple from a German court restricting the ‘iCloud’ and ‘Mobile Me’ services. Motorola claims that the idea that Apple is now trying to cash-in on had been a patent awarded to Motorola, and by going further with the ‘iCloud’ service Apple will be liable for infringement of its patented technology.
The two giants are engaged in a dogfight over the use of push technology and data synchronisation used in the aforementioned technology.
According to Motorola – Apple’s “push” technology for email which delivers messages to multiple devices is a patented technology of Motorola.
The conflict created some problems for Apple to halt the sale of the new devices as the court in Mannheim Germany ordered the company to stop selling devices using Motorola’s technology.
However, Apple is also guarding this front proactively and has temporarily blocked Motorola’s attempt to throw the new iPhone and iPad models out of the German stores.
According to apple Motorola Mobility has agreed to let other companies use this technology as an industry standard, and has now turned their back on it. Apple further issued a statement declaring that that devices will be made available in Germany shortly as it had won a suspension from appeals court in Karlsruhe.
The devices using the technology in question are iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4 and UMTS compatible iPads. The court ruling did not block the sale of iPhone 4s as it was launched after the lawsuit came in to force.