Motorola Moto X And Moto G Get Banned In Germany

By 04:14 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments

Update, July 11: We were contacted by a Motorola spokesperson and informed us that they have found a way around the situation. Here's the official comment:

"Motorola has taken steps to avoid interruption in supply or recall problems by using components from an authorized source in its phones that are currently shipping.”

Below you will find the original text of our post:

In a ruling made on July 8, the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany found Motorola to infringe on a patent held by German engineering firm LPKF in regards to the antenna design used in the Moto X and Moto G smartphones.

The ruling requires that Motorola not only pay compensation to LPKF, but also recall all devices srecent in Germany that are guilty of the patent infringement.

Motorola, now a subsidiary of Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, was acquired from Google for $2.91 billion at the beginning of the year. The infringing Moto X and Moto G devices were outed during Google's brief ownership of the company.

It's unknown whether LPKF will pursue patent infringement in other countries where the Motorola devices are sold, while it's likely Motorola will seek to appeal the ruling in Germany.

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