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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  • Tips_y

    So much for Motorola’s patent portfolio for which Google paid $12.5B for.

  • Tirinti

    Microsoft should have bought Motorola not Nokia. Razr with WP8 would be better then Lumia.

    • Bugbog

      Nokia’s patents are a magnitude more potent than Motorola’s!

      • Yuan Taizong

        True, Motorola may have invented the cell.-phone, but Nokia was the one that has made practically any hard-ware innovation since, and patented it, Microsoft made a good deal buying a bargain Nokia phones, devices and services unit(s.).

        • Bugbog

          Yes they did!

    • techieg

      I’m not sure which news you’ve been reading but Motorola is not worth a dime that Google paid. Google’s financial advisors or whoever made that stupid decision should all be fired. Comparing Motorola to Nokia is not something anyone should do because Nokia is on a much higher level.

  • Yuan Taizong

    This is a good day, Microsoft can finally make the tech world more competitive, Microsoft builds great products that people love and use every day, but due to marketing we’re lead to believe that they’re 2nd rate products, just because Steve Jobs and Google say so. Microsoft’s patents prove that they’ll do more for this innovation than the others.

  • Bugbog

    What I’ve concluded since the advent of the ‘patent wars': “Google’s position appears to be that its own patents have unlimited value and power, while everyone else’s patents impede innovation!

    The main difference between Microsoft and Google is, Microsoft (at least for the last 15+ years) always pays for the patents it uses.

  • reKitab

    Sweet!
    Jury quickly reaches verdict in favor of Microsoft against Google’s Motorola on FRAND breach.
    http://www.fosspatents.com/2013/09/jury-quickly-reaches-verdict-in-favor.html
    Motorola wanted a free license – now Microsoft basically gets one and Google will have to pay.
    A federal jury yesterday rendered a verdict that makes Google (Motorola) a convicted patent troll.:)
    http://www.fosspatents.com/2013/09/motorola-wanted-free-license-now.html