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Microsoft wins latest round in Motorola patent case



SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge on Thursday tossed out more than a dozen patent infringement claims filed against Microsoft by Google-owned Motorola Mobility.

US District Court Judge James Robart, in Microsoft’s home state of Washington, sided with the software colossus, dismissing 13 claims of infringement on a trio of Motorola patents involving digital video encoding and decoding, according to court records.

The Motorola patents were evidently not specific enough regarding the computer code involved, according to the documents.

The decision significantly narrowed the case.

If the remaining claims survive a similar legal challenge, Microsoft would likely be entitled to pay a reasonable rate to license what is considered a “standards-essential” technology, according to intellectual property specialist Florian Mueller, of FossPatents.com.









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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    booooooo microsoft………… walang kwenta has been company…..

    buy google or apple gadgets

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=650202038 Jed Cutler

      cge thanks nalang.

  • kangsongdaeguk

    “Microsoft would likely be entitled to pay a reasonable rate to license”

    so wait, Microsoft is the one to pay, not Motorola?

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Microsoft MUST pay Xerox Corp billions of dollars in royalties.
    WHY ? Because they copied the Windows OS from Xerox Corp.
    I mean, not only copied. They virtually stole it.

    • Meow Ming

       Apple was the first that copy xerox. Result, Apple Macintosh.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBAA22BJIAEMFHSNIDB26J3F2I midori

      Microsoft copied the GUI from Apple but Apple first copied the GUI from Xerox. They didn’t copy any OS. It was just GUI. Get your fact straight first before you accuse anyone.

    • barok

      ooopssss…kuryente.



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