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Motorola Mobility Wins German Ruling on Windows, Xbox

Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. won a patent ruling allowing it to ban Microsoft Corp. from selling its Windows 7, Internet Explorer and Media Player software and Xbox gaming systems in Germany.

In a case that prompted Microsoft to move its European logistics center to the Netherlands from Germany, the Mannheim Regional Court found the company violated patents related to industry standards for video compression. Last month, a U.S. court ordered Motorola Mobility not to enforce a ban if it won today’s ruling while a related dispute in Seattle is pending.