The regional court of Munich ruled that Motorola infringes on a touchscreen-related patent in its recent ruling in which is sided with Apple and granted a preliminary sales ban on all Motorola phones and Tablets in Germany.
Apple has sued Motorola Mobility (based in Houston, Texas and owned by Google) over patent infringements on technology related to “list scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touchscreen display”.
The court rules the devices which will be banned due to infringement are the Motorola Milestone XT720, the Motorola DEFY, the Motorola Atrix and Motorola XOOM, which all use the Android OS.
In addition to the sales ban, Apple is demanding a recall of all devices affected by the ruling so it can calculate damages as well as the destruction of those devices so they can never be sold or used again.
Apple must now post a $32 million bond to enforce the sales ban according to the German court.
Motorola can either appeal the ruling or change the OS and infringing parts like Samsun did recently in the United States after Apple won a court battle in San Francisco claiming patent infringement also.