Motorola, the wholly owned subsidiary of Google today decided to drop its standard related patent claims against Microsoft. They filed with the U.S. ITC to terminate its attempt to stop Microsoft from using video compression technology on the Xbox.
Earlier Motorola demanded huge licensing money from Microsoft to license two standards-essential patents for H.264 that is used in Xbox, Windows Media players, etc,. Microsoft and Motorola were fighting over these patents in various courts and now it has come to an end. Last week, Federal Trade Commission announced that Google had to license patents used in standards to willing parties as part of the settlement with them.