Jury gives Microsoft victory over Motorola in patent trial

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.


source: Reuters

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30 Comments

1. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

stop it

11. takeja

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 16, 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

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.

21. takeja

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 16, 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 ;)

23. stealthd unregistered

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.

30. maysider

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 11, 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

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.

13. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 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.

2. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Thats y i love MS, watever happens

3. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

EDIT: I need sleep.

4. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

GOOGLEASS..

5. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

copycat moto!

6. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Good.

7. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 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.

24. stealthd unregistered

That's how it works huh? And you base this on...wait for it...nothing.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Microsoftia FTW

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

10. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

another day another victory

12. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 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?

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

16. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

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

17. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 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

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Justice is served.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Justice is served.

25. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Yet again Judge got paid by M$

27. papss unregistered

Right.. And you know this how? Proof?

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