Sales of Moto G and Moto X Could Be Banned in Germany
Moto G and Moto X reportedly infringe on a patent by Germany-based LPKF laser and electronicsREUTERS/Nacho Doce

Sales of Motorola's flagship smartphones Moto X, along with the Moto G, could be suspended in Germany, as per a Meinheim Regional court ruling that charges Motorola with patent infringement.

According to an Android Central report, Moto X and Moto G infringe on Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) design that has been patented by Germany-based engineering company LPKF.

The LDS design patented by LPKF is used by the latter to develop complex antennas for tablets and smartphones.

Motorola allegedly incorporated the same antenna design mechanism in Moto G and Moto X.

Now, in compliance with the court judgment, Motorola Deutschland and Motorola Mobility USA would have to stop selling smartphones in Germany, states a Reuters report.

However, Motorola can sell its smartphones in Germany with design modifications.

"We are disappointed in the decision but Motorola has taken steps to avoid any interruption in supply," said a Motorola spokesman, to BBC.

Motorola is unlikely to either stop or recall its smartphone units from Germany, as the company recently took both Moto X and Moto G to the country, which is seen as a potential market by technology giants across the globe.

In 2013, LPKF had to fight a legal battle in China with regard to its LDS patent, which was declared invalid in the country last year. However, after filing a review petition, LPKF has been taking action against smartphone brands that circulate counterfeit LDS accessories outside of China.