It’s a victory for Motorola as a German court has ruled that the Xoom tablet doesn’t infringe on Apple’s patented design for the iPad.
Apple filed the lawsuit last summer and requested that the Xoom be banned throughout the European Union.
This comes after a previous defeat for Apple in the courtroom earlier this month, in which it accused Motorola of a similar patent infringement in the US.
The Motorola Xoom has hardly made an impact on iPad sales since its launch last year, but this may have just been an attempt at payback after Motorola successfully sued Apple back in 2012 for alleged infringement on a range of wireless communication parts.
The courtroom battle may not be over just yet, as it is alleged that Apple has a multi-touch patent claim against Motorola in the pipeline….
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