Ban on iPhones, iPads Suspended in Germany, Sales Resume

By Zach EpsteinBGR

Sales of Apple’s iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G resumed on Friday after a permanent injunction had gone into effect early Friday morning.

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"All iPad and iPhone models will be back on sale through Apple’s online store in Germany shortly" an Apple spokesperson told SlashGear in a statement. "Apple appealed this ruling because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms, despite having declared it an industry standard patent seven years ago."

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Apple’s iOS devices with embedded 3G were deemed to being infringing on a Motorola patent this past December. A judge ordered an injunction at that time that went into effect on Friday, forcing Apple to remove the infringing devices from its German website.

Motorola filed a separate complaint against Apple’s new iPhone 4S last month.

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