Motorola, Microsoft FRAND Suit Left Mostly Intact For Jury

Law360, Los Angeles (August 12, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge Monday refused to rule that Motorola Inc. breached its contract with Microsoft Corp. by allegedly failing to license its standard-essential patents on fair terms, saying multiple factual issues are still unresolved and should left for a jury. 

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart granted in part and denied in part Microsoft's and Motorola's motions for summary judgment, leaving Microsoft's breach-of-contract lawsuit largely intact. Microsoft had asked Judge Robart to find that Motorola violated its contractual obligation to license standard-essential patents for wireless networking and video...
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