Florian Mueller reports that Apple had to pull the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 (not 4S) and the 3G iPad models from its online store to comply with a Motorola injunction. I’d be pissed at Motorola if I lived in Germany.

This is something I have been thinking about for quite a while now. Say you are a diehard Apple fan and you also love Google, just not Android phones. Google wins a patent spat against Apple and now, all of a sudden, the Apple products that you can buy are restricted. Maybe you can’t get the latest tech when you want it.

Does this kind of result make you more or less an Apple fan? Does this make you more or less willing to buy Android or Google products, knowing that they are the cause of these restrictions?

I find it interesting the damage that can come from protecting your own intellectual property.

[In other news](http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2012/02/motorola-wins-german-injunction-against.html): Germans can’t use the push feature of iCloud email anymore.

**Update**: [That was short lived.](http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2012/02/appeals-court-grants-apple-temporary.html)

Posted by Ben Brooks