We all know that Microsoft has lots of patents licensing deals with lots of Android OEMs. It was previously estimated that Microsoft may be earning over billion dollars in licensing revenue each year from these patents. In the recent court filing from Microsoft in the U.S. District Court of Southern District of New York, it was revealed that Samsung paid more than $1 billion to Microsoft as part of patent royalties. Microsoft has already filed a legal complaint as part of the ongoing contract dispute with Samsung. Samsung is now trying to break the contract with Microsoft. Also, they asked the court to put Microsoft’s lawsuit over smartphone patent royalties on hold while the Samsung pursues an arbitration proceeding in Hong Kong. But, Samsung’s request was rejected yesterday.
In a brief order, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in New York said the lawsuit would proceed despite the arbitration. Rakoff said he would explain his reasoning in a subsequent opinion.
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