Article written by tsa staff.
Published on 02/05/2012 at 12:05 PM.
According to the BBC, the Xbox 360 has been banned in Germany – at least in theory – although it’s unlikely anything will happen immediately, and Microsoft are obviously to appeal.
The site says that an injunction against the distribution of certain Microsoft products in Germany was just granted to Motorola Mobility.
“The sales ban covers the Xbox 360 games console, Windows 7 system software, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player,” it says, citing two alleged patent infringements that are needed to offer H.264 video playback.
“A US court has banned Motorola from enforcing the action until it considers the matter next week,” the BBC goes on to say.
“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,” said a spokesperson for Microsoft.