Apple has finally been able to make push email available again to German iCloud users, reports Foss Patents. After more than 19 months of legal battles with Google’s Motorola Mobility over a patent that ‘should never have been granted in the first place’.
The main claim of the patent was found invalid for four independent reasons by a U.K. court last December. However, Google refused to stay the enforcement of the injunction. Apple filed with the Karlsruhe-based appeals court a motion to stay enforcement against Google’s will and last month the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court granted it; however, Apple was required to put up a 100 million euro bond in case future litigation upheld its validity.
The Federal Patent Court based in Munich will be holding a nullity hearing concerning this patent on November 13, 2013.