Motorola request to ban Microsoft products denied by Judge
Since Motorola has agreed to license the patents on FRAND terms, the court must determine what is a fair rate. A trial was held from November 13th through the 21st and Judge Robart wrote that "the court has taken the matter under submission and will issue a written order adjudicating a RAND rate and range for Motorola's relevant patents." In the meantime, while waiting for the judge to come up with a rate, Motorola asked for a injunction on the Microsoft products it claims had infringed on its patents. As noted, Judge Robart turned down the request and so now it becomes a waiting game for both firms while the judge determines a fair licensing rate.
1. MartyK posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:26 3 0
Wow!, why would motorola seek a ban in the State of Washington, when everyone knows MS have those judge in their pocket (MS HOME-STATE)?.
Where did Samsung and Motorola find these Attorneys?.
2. sprockkets posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:50 3 0
Because MS brought this case against Moto, not the other way around.
16. Nadr1212 posted on 03 Dec 2012, 20:58 0 0
2 things: why'd Motorola be so Apple-like and if that would happen 4 reals, I'd BAN Motorola products, OH!!!!! What now?!?!?!?!?!?
3. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:57 1 0
I think the judge is right, standard essential patents should not be used to ban products.
4. sprockkets posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:59 1 0
Even though MS said themselves that you should be able to?
14. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 03 Dec 2012, 19:46 0 0
Then MS is wrong
The judge should not do something only b-c some1 says it's right.
7. lyndon420 posted on 03 Dec 2012, 13:17 2 0
A rectangle with rounded corners should be FRAND...but it isn't.
9. dragonscourgex posted on 03 Dec 2012, 14:09 2 0
Honestly it should not be FRAND...there should not be be a patent issued for " rectangle with rounded corners" in the first place.
15. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 03 Dec 2012, 19:50 0 0
Absolutely agree, this is too broad. A patent should protect an UNIQUE design and must not prevent others from doing obviously reasonable things.
5. Mxyzptlk posted on 03 Dec 2012, 13:00 1 3
Why does Motorola keep trying to abuse FRAND patents?
6. MorePhonesThanNeeded posted on 03 Dec 2012, 13:16 2 1
How about you learn to read before making stupid comments. They simply asked for a ban while the judge was deciding on a RAND rate to levy on MS. Moto is correct is asking for a ban because they MS felt that they shouldn't pay the rate Moto asked for and still used the patents.
You're such a biased individual, every time you see an article that is against Google and it's subs you come running to toss in your skewed and biased rhetoric. Life must be boring where you live isn't it?
8. rusticguy posted on 03 Dec 2012, 13:30 1 0
Well Apple must be watching this case nervously.
10. joey_sfb posted on 03 Dec 2012, 17:53 0 0
They will not pay a single cent to their competitors that their motto while aggressively pursuing every bits of legal option available to them.
Apple is a good teacher, just a bit unforturnate that they teach businesses the worst possible practise that every business seems to be picking up lately.Charge more to consumer and handicap the competition is every possible areas.
12. someones4 posted on 03 Dec 2012, 18:45 3 0
When an American company sues another American company, the judge says: 'guys, we should all be fair to each other.'
When Samsung and Apple clashes, the judge says 'Clearly the Asian company is at fault'.