[Engadget] Washington court rules Motorola can get millions, not billions, from Microsoft for its patents~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: April 26, 2013 at 06:16AM

Washington court rules Motorola can get millions, not billions, from Microsoft for its patents

Among the many patent cases currently ongoing between Motorola and Microsoft is one in US District Court in the state of Washington concerning standards-essential WiFi and h.264 patents. AllThingsD reports that while Motorola was requesting billions in royalties for the technology it owns, Judge James Robart — who invalidated a number of its patent claims a few months ago — ruled it’s entitled to around $1.8 million per year. The reason given? There’s so many patents in play, the judge determined that the amount Motorola sought would cost more than the Xbox 360 they’re being implemented in, and also that it hadn’t proven its patents were more valuable than those of other companies included in the same pool. All 207 pages of the decision are available beyond the source link if need more info on the hows and whys of today’s decision. ATD also has quotes from each company, while Microsoft was predictably pleased and called it a good decision for consumers, Motorola

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