The lovely heated patent disputes, aren’t they always a joy. This time we have Motorola suing Microsoft and today Motorola have won an injunction against Microsoft with regards to a set of patents involved with the H.264 video codec. The Mannheim regional court ruled on four lawsuits between the two companies. This ruling affects the distribution of windows 7, Internet Explorer, Windows media player and the Xbox 360.
Microsoft have kindly commented about the ruling and said comment is below.
“This is one step in a long process, and we are confident that Motorola will eventually be held to its promise to make its standard essential patents available on fair and reasonable terms for the benefit of consumers who enjoy video on the web. Motorola is prohibited from acting on today’s decision, and our business in Germany will continue as usual while we appeal this decision and pursue the fundamental issue of Motorola’s broken promise. “