A German court on Friday upheld a decision that bans Apple's iCloud service in the country. This comes as a major victory for Motorola.
Motorola can continue to block Apple's iCloud push email notifications in Germany, which it has been doing since late February, according to Judge Andreas Voss with the Manheim Regional Court.
"We are pleased with the Mannheim Court's ruling, and will continue to protect our intellectual property," a Motorola spokesperson said in a statement.
Friday's decision comes about two months after the same court granted a permanent injunction against iCloud, a ruling Apple unsuccessfully appealed.
Motorola won German injunctions against Apple Sales International, Apple's European distribution subsidiary, for two different patents earlier this year: one blocking push e-mail and the other banning sales of iPhones and 3G-equipped iPads. Motorola was able to enforce the injunction pertaining to push e-mail, forcing Apple to shut off push e-mail features for iCloud and MobileMe. Apple appealed the injunction, attempting to have the patent ruled invalid, but it was later rejected by the appeals court.