Lenovo and Motorola Face Sales Ban in Germany over Patent Dispute: Here’s What You Need to Know


Lenovo and its subsidiary Motorola, face a sales ban in Germany over patent dispute in WWAN modules.

The WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) modules used to enable wireless mobile connection in smartphones and other portable devices.

The ban is over legal dispute with InterDigital, a US-based company. The court found Lenovo guilty of unfairly using WWAN-related patents.

The ban affects all devices supporting GSM, UMTS, LTE, and 5G connectivity. This includes Lenovo mobile devices and Motorola smartphones, including Edge 50 lineup.

Lenovo plans to appeal the court’s decision over sales ban, arguing that InterDigital’s terms are not fair. 

Currently, only 3rd party retailers are selling Lenovo and Motorola devices in Germany. The companies are also stopped listing devices with WWAN on their official web stores

The two companies are likely to reach a settlement outside the court, and the banned devices may return to the shelves.

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