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German court rules against Motorola in patent dispute, meaning certain phones must be recalled

German football fans may be gearing up for the World Cup Final against Argentina, but, win or lose, they certainly won’t be taking selfies on their Moto X phones. That’s because those phones are now on the endangered species list in Germany due to a recent patent infringement suit.

A German court has ruled that certain Motorola phones infringe on a patent held by LPKF, a German electronics company. The patent is for “laser direct structuring,” and certain Motorola phones, including the Moto G and Moto X, have been found to include that infringing technology.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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