Motorola’s two most popular phones, the Moto X and Moto G were banned in Germany. A workaround by Motorola, has changed the ban situation which was ruled by Mannheim Regional Court last tuesday. Motorola infringed on Germany’s patent which relates to the process of making complex antennas for both smartphones and tablets. The patent was used by both Motorola Moto X and Moto G antenna systems.
Due to court’s ruling, Motorola Mobility US was ordered to stop selling Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G in Germany. Even more, Motorola Deutschland was ordered to recall all phones that infringe on the patent, from the consumers. Motorola Mobility US and Motorola Deutschland were told by the court to pay compensation to LPKF.
However, Motorola won’t stop selling its phone in the Germany because of some patent. Motorola has come up with a workaround where they will be replacing the infringing parts with components from an authorized source. By doing so, Motorola can supply Moto X and Moto G in Germany, without infringing on the patent.
“Motorola has taken steps to avoid interruption in supply or recall issues by using components from an authorized source in its phones that are currently shipping.”- Motorola
Motorola is set to release the successor of the Motorola Moto X next month. Motorola Moto X+ is expected to pack some serious punch both in terms of hardware and software.