Apple is once again allowed to sell its full range of iPhones and iPads in Germany, after it won a temporary suspension against a sales ban brought on by Motorola.
An injunction preventing the sale of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and all 3G iPads in Germany was brought into place Friday as a court ruled in favor of Motorola. who claimed that the iOS devices had infringed one of its patents.
Apple removed the offending items from its German online store, but was able to replace them several hours later, after an appeals court lifted the ban as Apple made a new license payment.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based giant is likely to have paid in the region of £100m in a bond to secure the temporary lifting of the sales ban, according to the BBC.
Apple said in a statement Friday: "All iPad and iPhone models will be back on sale through Apple's online store in Germany shortly.
"Apple appealed this ruling because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent on to Apple on reasonable terms, despite having declared it an industry standard patent seven years ago."
While Germans are able to once again purchase the offending products, controversy still surrounds iCloud, Apple's push email and online calender service. A separate ruling relates to a patent of two-way communications between pagers and other devices.
If Motorola enforces the ban then iPhone users in Germany would lose the ability to automatically receive email from their iCloud account. If the ban does occur, then users will have to check for email manually or set their phones to search for new messages periodically.
The email patent is not considered an industry standard, so Motorola does not have to license the technology to Apple, even if Apple offered to pay to use it.
Although both disputes only affect German users, Apple is not expected to back down and will continue to fight against the injunctions.