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Motorola wins Microsoft ban in Germany

  • An injunction has been granted to Motorola Mobility against the distribution of key Microsoft products in Germany.

    The sales ban covers the Xbox 360 games console, Windows 7 software, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.

    The move follows a ruling that Microsoft had infringed two patents required to offer H.264 video coding and playback.

    Microsoft said it plans to appeal against the German ruling.

    A hearing is scheduled May 7 though the judge may issue his ruling at a later date.

    The case is one of several involving around 50 intellectual properties that Motorola claims Microsoft should have licensed.