Motorola Wins German Ban On Microsoft's Xbox, Windows

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT) -- A German court ruled Wednesday that Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. can prevent Microsoft Corp.'s sales of its Windows 7 operating system, Xbox video game console and other products that infringe two Motorola patents on digital video technology.

The suit, filed in Mannheim, Germany, began as a fight over Motorola's licensing fee on so-called standard essential technology — that is, technology that all companies in a given industry use in their products — for compressed video, the companies say. The owners of standard essential patents, which are...
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