Microsoft Wins Another Jury Trial In Patent Case Against Motorola

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Microsoft has won another the patent trial against Motorola yesterday. The Jury ruled that Motorola failed to maintain fair and reasonable licensing terms when it negotiated with Microsoft over the Wi-Fi and H.264 intellectual property used in various products like Xbox, Windows 7 and more. This is not the first time Microsoft won against Motorola in courtroom, previously the court ruled that the standard, essential patents of Motorola were not worth $4 billion as claimed instead suggested few million dollars.

Also the court yesterday asked Motorola to pay $11 million for the costs of relocating a warehouse of Microsoft in Germany due to an injunction on certain Microsoft products brought by Motorola in that country along with $3 million for legal fees.

Microsoft on this verdict,

“This is a landmark win for all who want products that are affordable and work well together,”

A Motorola spokesman on the verdict,

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

Source: Reuters

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