U.S. District Judge James L. RobartÂ Â yesterday in Seattle ruled against Motorola that theÂ planned November trial aimed at determining a reasonable and nondiscriminatory royalty range for Motorola standard-essential patents would move ahead. Motorola earlierÂ sought forÂ dismissal ofÂ Microsoft’s claim for a FRAND patent license agreement to be determined by the court and now it has been denied by the court.
Also Microsoft was suing Motorola over Mapping patent in Germany. The patent describes a method of obtaining the map from one database, resource information such as Starbucks locations from a second database, and overlaying the two sets of data. This patent was acquired by Microsoft from European map maker Multimap. After Motorola denied the claims made by Microsoft, Microsoft’s lead counsel announced that itÂ will amend this complaint in order to add GoogleÂ Inc.
Are you ready to watch the direct patent war between Microsoft and Google?