German Court Returns This Key iCloud Feature to Apple
Germany’s iCloud users will soon regain a convenient email feature that has been unavailable to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) users in that country for 18 months, reports Foss Patents. The push email notification feature has been unavailable for iCloud users in Germany since February 2012 when the Mannheim Regional Court granted a patent injunction request from Motorola Mobility.
However, this week a German appeals court stayed the Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)-owned subsidiary’s injunction after determining that Motorola’s push email notification patent is invalid. Push email notification is a feature that instantly sends a message to a user’s mobile device when they receive an email.
While the patent injunction was still in effect, Apple was employing a workaround solution that enabled a user’s device to occasionally check for new emails. According to Foss Patents, the push email notification feature should be reactivated for Germany’s iCloud users within a few days – as soon as Apple submits some cursory paperwork.