Value Of SEPs In Balance At Microsoft, Motorola Trial

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 8:12 PM ET) -- A jury trial will get underway in Seattle on Monday in a case where Microsoft Corp. claims Motorola Inc. breached its obligation to license its standard-essential patents on fair terms, and attorneys say the outcome could limit the value of essential patents.

The judge in the case earlier this year set what he said would be a fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or FRAND, royalty rate for Motorola's patents, which was billions of dollars less than Motorola demanded from Microsoft. The trial will decide whether Motorola's higher...
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