Motorola fails to win Xbox ban in US and Germany

The bizarre patent case between Motorola and Microsoft that could have seen the Xbox 360 banned from import in the US has removed that possibility from the table. According to a BBC report, a judge has ruled that Google's Motorola can't ban sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 over a patent dispute currently going through the courts.

Microsoft had no comment on today's ruling, but noted today's decision placed a more permanent order on the ruling in September preventing the injunction.

The case now continues with the court and parties working out what is a fair rate for Microsoft to license the patents in dispute.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.