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Apple granted temporary suspension of German iPhone, iPad injunction

News by Dan Seifert on Friday February 03, 2012.

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According to a statement by Apple provided to SlashGear, the company has been awarded a temporary suspension of the injunction against the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 3G-connected iPads in Germany that was enacted earlier this morning.

"All iPad and iPhone models will be back on sale through Apple's online store in Germany shortly" said the company. "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."

FOSS Patents notes that this a "temporary suspension" of the injunction, which allows Apple to sell the devices on its website for the time being. The iPhone models and the 3G iPad 2 were pulled due to a patent complaint won by Motorola that concerned 3G/UMTS technology.

Our checks of Apple's German webstore show that the iPhone 4 and 3GS are still unavailable to purchase at this time, so it may take some time for the site to be updated with their reclaimed, if temporary, availability.

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