FORTUNE — A German court has handed Apple (AAPL) a significant victory in a patent infringement case against Google’s (GOOG) Motorola division, according to a report posted early Friday by FOSS Patents‘ Florian Mueller.
A regional court in Munich ruled that Motorola’s smartphones and tablets violate the European equivalent of Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381, which came to be known to the Apple v. Samsung jury as overscroll bounce, or rubber banding. This is the signal by which Apple’s mobile devices tell users they have reached the end of a list. The current version of Android has a work-around — a blue glow instead of a bounce — which Samsung adopted but Motorola hasn’t
Google can — and probably will — appeal the ruling. Meanwhile, however, Apple can enforce a Germany-wide injunction by posting a 25-million-euro ($32.6 million) bond. For another 10 million euros, Apple can force a recall of the infringing devices. For another 10 million, according to Mueller, it can demand that Motorola destroy them.