Motorola can continue its enforcement of a German patent injunction that obligated Apple to deactivate the push notification feature of its iCloud and MobileMe service offerings for customers using those services in Germany.
A spokeswoman for the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court (the appeals court for the circuit the Mannheim Regional Court belongs to) tells “FOSS Patents” (http://macte.ch/Si59v) that an Apple motion to suspend the aformentioned enforcement was denied on Wednesday (March 14).
“We are pleased with [Wednesday’s] ruling in Germany denying Apple’s motion to stay the injunction related to our push email patent,” Motorola says in a statement. “We will continue to protect our intellectual property.”
The patent ruling impacts customers in Germany who use a Push setting to get their MobileMe and iCloud email. The affected customers will still receive email — new messages just won’t be pushed to them BlackBerry-style.