Xbox Banned In Germany
It has been granted by a German court who rules against Microsoft and their distribution of Microsoft’s Xbox platform line. Reuters reported that Microsoft must remove any products running Windows 7 and their line of Xbox 360’s as well.
However, a US district court in Seattle has issued with Microsoft a preliminary injunction against Motorola, keeping the phone company from putting the German order into effect.
“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,” a Microsoft representative has said.
It has also been reported that Microsoft has moved it’s software distribution center in Europe from Germany to the Netherlands in anticipation of the ongoing patent trials.
All this stems from a US International Trade Commission judged that Microsoft infringed on Motorola Mobility patents for video decoding, Wi-Fi connection, and console-to-accessory connections.