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Motorola yanks high-profile smartphones, tablets from German market in wake of patent litigation

Updated Oct 21st, 2012 4:44PM EDT

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Motorola’s victory over Microsoft (MSFT) in one patent case last week appears to have been decidedly short-lived. ZDNet reports that a barrage of patent suits have forced Motorola to pull all of its tablets and all but three of its smartphones from its online German store. As of this week, the only devices that German customers can buy from Motorola are the Motorola RAZR i, the Motorola RAZR HD, and the Motorola Gleam+. It’s not known at this point if Motorola will keep so many of its devices off its German market for a prolonged period of time, although the company’s actions do raise questions over whether its patents are really as strong as Google (GOOG) believed when it purchased the company for $12.4 billion.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.