Motorola turns down Microsoft's royalty offer, decides to keep $100 million bond
0. phoneArena 19 Jun 2013, 19:07 posted on
Back in April, in Seattle, U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled that Microsoft should pay Motorola only $1.8 million a year as a royalty payment to use Motorola's standards-essential patents; these are patents that a company cannot avoid using to build a specific device. Negotiations over licensing is supposed to be done in a "Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory" fashion, hence they are called FRAND patents...
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2. thecorrescode (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Alan F is starting to become Florian Mueller...
4. MartyK (Posts: 730; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
He has always been Florian Mueller little brother...this shouldn't surprise anyone who has ever read any article of his...smh
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7290; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Global sales of the Xbox line alone since its inception have been 100 million worldwide. Not including Windows Phone sales, Microsoft basically just offered to pay 7 cents per device it sells using Motorola's technology.
This is the same company that's more than happy to collect 15 DOLLARS per device, or 21,000% of what it offered Motorola, from HTC and Samsung each for the use of ITS patents.
In other words, Microsoft can go screw itself.
8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 6828; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I thought this fell under the notion of being a FRAND patent? I think that was a little too generous of an offer to Motorola.
10. Sniggly (Posts: 7290; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Because you misunderstand what FRAND is supposed to be. You think that FRAND patents should be licensed for free.
14. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
just like apple and the ruling of 1billion overpay for FRAND patent's
9. Meleagru (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
Is Motorola appealing the ruling? Because otherwise what they are doing seems borderline illegal.
13. techguyone (Posts: 145; Member since: 18 May 2013)
What Sniggly said was right - if it's good for the goose it's good for the gander, regardless of MxyTroll's views.