The European Commission has officially accused Google's Motorola Mobility of using its dominant position in mobile phone standard-essential patents (SEP) in order to block the commercialisation of Apple's products in Germany.

The preliminary finding, which consists of a Statement of Objections over how the company conducts its patent litigation and enforcement, could lead to formal antitrust charges and Motorola could face a fine up to 10% of its annual worldwide turnover.

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