The Oberlandesgericht München (Munich Higher Regional Court) had scheduled three smartphone patent decisions for today. The appeals court
- rejected Google's (Motorola's) appeal against a text messaging-related injunction Microsoft won last year,
postponed to May 16 its decision on the cross-appeal of Apple's photo gallery injunction against Motorola (Google would like it to go away but Apple may achieve an even broader ruling), and
stayed Google's (Motorola's) appeal of an injunction over Apple's slide-to-unlock patent because the Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court) declared this patent invalid on April 4. Apple can only revive this case through a successful appeal of the Federal Patent Court's nullity ruling to the Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice). The BGH will probably rule on this patent in the second half of 2014 (if not later).
There's nothing special about the cases involving those two Apple patents, but I did want to report briefly for the sake of complete and up-to-date coverage of these cases.
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