By Chris Rawson Feb 4th 2012 at 5:00PM
The ongoing patent spat between Motorola and Apple has reached an interesting crossroads.
In December, Motorola won a preliminary injunction against Apple in Germany, which could bar the sale of iPhones and iPad tablets in that country.
Motorola had originally planned to add these claims to its ongoing lawsuit against Apple from 2010.
Separately today in that European country, FOSS Patents Florian Mueller reports that Motorola â the maker of Android smartphones and more thats being bought by Google â won a permanent injunction against Apples push email service.
And finally, in Australia today, Apple has expanded the scope of its patent battle against Samsung, adding 278 claims that cover 22 patents across 10 devices, according to The Next Web.
In either case, Mueller finds the 2.25 percent shakedown “excessive,” and it only takes a glance at Apple’s latest quarterly earnings statement to see that Apple finds it pretty excessive, too.
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Apple, meanwhile, temporarily stopped selling certain models of its popular iPhone and iPad gadgets in Germany on Friday after Motorola Mobility attempted to enforce a patent-infringement ruling in that country.
The new lawsuit, which has been filed in the US District Court of Southern Florida, has accused Apple of using six Motorola patents in the iPhone 4S and four in the iCloud service.
Companies such as Motorola and Samsung have gone after Apple using industry-standard patents.
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