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Some Motorola Phones Banned in Germany: Will they also be banned in Turkey?

Some Motorola Phones Banned in Germany: Will they also be banned in Turkey?

Users were concerned after some Motorola phones were banned in Germany. So why was it banned? Here are the details!

Patent wars and disputes are quite commonplace in the world of technology. Frequent allegations of patent theft related to devices and related legal processes continue for years.

Again, due to a recent patent dispute, some Motorola devices, including the Edge 50 models, were banned in Germany.

What is the Patent Dispute About?

The ban came about after InterDigital, a technology research and development company, said that some Motorola and Lenovo devices infringed its WWAN module patent.

Motorola Phones Banned in Germany

WWAN is a network that connects to the Internet using cellular technology and is basically behind GSM, UMTS, LTE and 5G connectivity. Because of this, the Munich District Court in Germany ruled in favor of InterDigital and banned the sale of some devices in Germany.

Motorola has not yet been banned in other countries and Lenovo will challenge the ban on the grounds that InterDigital’s WWAN module is an essential patent.

Oppo and One Plus Devices Experienced Similar Problems

About 2 years ago, Oppo and OnePlus also had a dispute over connectivity patents. After losing the patent battle in 2023, sales of their phones were suspended in Germany and some other European markets.

Motorola Phones Banned in Germany

Exactly a year and a half later, in January 2024, an agreement was reached to sell Nokia, Oppo, OnePlus and Realme phones in markets where they had never been before.

Although it is taking a long time, it seems possible that Motorola will reach an agreement with InterDigital in the near future. For now, though, the ban will be specific to Germany and will only be enforceable within the EU.

Gül Demirci

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