German Appeals Court Stays Apple v. Google, Opens Door for Return of iCloud Push Notifications

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    German appeals court Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court yesterday announced [Google translation] its decision to stay an appeal in Apple v. Google's Motorola Mobility case over a push notification patent.

    Back in February 2012, Apple suspended iCloud/MobileMe push functionality in Germany due to successful patent litigation from Motorola Mobility for a push notification patent. FOSS Patents reports that the patent is likely invalid.
    Motorola's patent for push notifications falls under an ActiveSync licensing agreement with Microsoft, which essentially allows both Microsoft and Apple to challenge the validity of the patent.

    FOSS Patents also notes that this development opens the door for iCloud push functionality to return for German users.
    The German push notification case is just one part of a legal battle between Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility. Earlier this week, the International Trade Commission invalidated a Motorola sensor patent that threatened imports of iPhone 4 into the U.S.

    And earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Scola criticized Apple and Google for their patent disagreements and gave them four months to streamline that case.

    Article Link: German Appeals Court Stays Apple v. Google, Opens Door for Return of iCloud Push Notifications
     
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    About time! :(
     
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    i didnt even notice that my iCloud isnt pushing LOL
     
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    This news, a new Apple store in Berlin, and the Champions League football makes this a pretty good week for the Germans! ;)
     

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