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Jury gives Microsoft victory over Motorola in patent trial

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Jury gives Microsoft victory over Motorola in patent trial
On Wednesday, a jury ruled in favor of Microsoft in a patent trial against Google subsidiary Motorola. At issue was Motorola's failure to license certain patents to the Redmond based company at a fair and reasonable rate. Microsoft was awarded $14 million by the jury, about half of what the company had asked for. That included $11 million that Microsoft spent to relocate a warehouse in Germany due to an injunction against the software giant requested by Motorola. An additional $3 million covered legal costs incurred by Microsoft to fight the injunction.

Last year, in a trial heard in Seattle, a judge ruled that the appropriate licensing rate for Microsoft to pay to use Motorola patents for the Xbox was a small percentage of the amount that Motorola was seeking. Motorola wanted $4 billion a year for the rights to use the patents while the Judge ruled that $1.8 million was the proper fee.

In the most recent case, the judge said that Motorola was seeking too much to license patents like the H.264 video standard and a patent on Wi-Fi connectivity. Motorola says that it will appeal the decision.

"We're disappointed in this outcome, but look forward to an appeal of the new legal issues raised in this case. In the meantime, we'll focus on building great products that people love."-William Moss, Motorola

source: Reuters

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:31

1. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


stop it

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:37 5

11. takeja (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Tell stop it to rotten Microsoft
1) Microsoft blackmails Android manufacturers so Microsoft has more money from one android than from one limited WP
2) Microsoft is full of corruption in, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Czechia, Germany, now recently in Russia and Kazakhstan
Google just wants to defend against such a rotten company with
3) NSA back doors in every Windows

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:11 4

20. papss (unregistered)


Right so the last line showed how silly you are.., so google isn't in on the NSA crap? Just stop being dumb already.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 08:11 2

21. takeja (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Hello silly, as you know android is open source so the NSA back doors would be discovered ;)
Maybe that is why it's open source= not to be pressed to include any back door while we have to use closed Microsoft with undiscoverable NSA back doors, you don't need to use open Google products

Think twice before posting ;)

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:56 2

23. stealthd (Posts: 973; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


That's just adorable. You do realize Android is NOT 100% open source right? And being open source does not stop a back door from being there. And Google's services aren't open source either, you know, Gmail, Google Calendar, Contacts, Google Voice, etc. Thats all just as accessible to the NSA as any Microsoft service.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 07:58 1

30. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


You are really not so smart.....
You can use just the open source part of android ;)
No one press you to use gmail our another Google service
While we all have to use closed Windows due to corruption

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 16:32

26. papss (unregistered)


Just stop before you embarrass yourself with your blinders. It's already been proven that both were giving data to the NSA but you wouldn't know that being stuck on googles genitals. Here's a tip, if you start to gag just back off and breath.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:41 1

13. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


its lucky for Microsoft to paid 14 million to Google, as 4 billion is too much.

if it is Samsung, they would want it free.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:32 10

2. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Thats y i love MS, watever happens

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:42

3. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


EDIT: I need sleep.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 23:02 4

4. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


GOOGLEASS..

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 23:13 4

5. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


copycat moto!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 23:18 5

6. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Good.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 23:24 5

7. MartyK (Posts: 725; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


What do any one expect?, the trial was held in the State of Microsoft, oops I mean Washington...

Think about it, this is how it works in the USA.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:58 1

24. stealthd (Posts: 973; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


That's how it works huh?

And you base this on...wait for it...nothing.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 23:29 6

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Microsoftia FTW

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 23:40 4

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Entire Jury must have grown up playing Solitaire on windows so what else can anyone expect?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:06 1

10. volcano (Posts: 266; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


another day another victory

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:37 1

12. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


so GOOGLE is nothing more "ethical" than any other companies

or worst?

4 billion of licencing fees, i wonder whats so expensive about the patent?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:43

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2791; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Oh OK great.. Patent war.. MicroSoNoLumia...

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:50

15. joey_sfb (Posts: 3100; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


wow I didn't know you can don't pay for a license to use other people stuff and till get paid doing it.

m$ fanboy must be really happy.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 01:09

16. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Samsung did that and get fine, bravo for the JURY!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 01:50

17. volcano (Posts: 266; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


No they don't want to recieve standard paiments for inssential patents they want to break their agreement in order to get unreasonable ammount of money for standard patents

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 05:32 3

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4006; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Justice is served.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 19:04

28. joey_sfb (Posts: 3100; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Yes! Indeed. The justice i grew up to know is for those that could pay the king's ransom, I have never experience Justice cause i couldn't afford one.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 05:32 1

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4006; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Justice is served.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 12:03

25. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Someone needs to serve you apple care after im done with you

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 19:13

29. joey_sfb (Posts: 3100; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Therefore, i don't support companies that bring lawsuits to their competitors even the ones from Google or Android OEMs.

Eventually, their customer will be the one to pay for their ligation bills.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 08:21

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6675; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Yet again Judge got paid by M$

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 16:34

27. papss (unregistered)


Right.. And you know this how? Proof?

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