Lawsuit with Motorola causes Microsoft to move out of Germany

The company’s European logistics will now reside in the Netherlands

Microsoft is heading for the hills, fleeing Germany for fear of what an upcoming court ruling may do to its business. Microsoft’s European logistics operations are moving from Germany to the Netherlands, making it the first large technology company to move out of Europe’s biggest economy.

The reason for the move is a legal dispute between Microsoft and Motorola Mobility, the Wall Street Journal reports. Motorola Mobility, which Google is purchasing, sued Microsoft over the alleged infringement of several video patents. A court in Mannheim, Germany, is expected to give a ruling in two weeks.

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