According to EU officials, Google-owned Motorola Mobility abused its position in Germany's mobile marketplace when it filed a patent injunction against Apple. Motorola won an injunction over Apple products that used patents connecting to data communication technology in February 2012. Motorola's innovation is deemed crucial to the GPRS data broadcast standard used by GSM cellular networks across the world.
Apple offered to pay Motorola a license fee for with the patents; however the two companies could not agree on a price. Several models of the Smartphone, and the iPad, were detached from sale on Apple's German website - but were still obtainable in other stores in the kingdom. The EU opposition Commission argued that Motorola sought an injunction despite Apple's apparent willingness to enter a concurrence.