The Mannheim Regional Court in Germany issued a ruling today in a case between Motorola and Microsoft, finding in favor of Motorola that they did not violate a Microsoft patent. The patent in question related to applications running on different devices without having to write separate code for each product. CNET notes this ruling comes less than a week after Microsoft won a round in which they have at least temporarily retained their ability to continue selling Xbox and Windows software in Germany while a proposed injunction is reviewed by the U.S. The cases demonstrate how momentum continues to shift back and forth in the seemingly endless array of patent disputes around the world.
Neither party has issued a statement concerning this latest ruling.