Microsoft won another patent victory over Google’s Motorola in Germany this week, after a European court ruled that several Motorola mobile products infringed on a Microsoft patent dealing with touchscreen data input. Microsoft has the option to pay a bond to enforce an injunction against several Motorola tablets and smartphones. Microsoft has not yet indicated whether it will pursue keeping the products off German shelves. Motorola could also appeal, design a workaround, or work out a licensing agreement with Microsoft. Competing Android smartphone makers including Samsung and HTC pay licensing fees for the technology, but Motorola did not negotiate a license with Microsoft.
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