November 8, 2010
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A Washington federal judge on Wednesday denied an effort by Motorola Inc. to overturn a jury's $14.5 million verdict against the company for its failure to license standard-essential patents to Microsoft Corp. on fair terms, ruling that the evidence at trial was sufficient to support the jury's finding.
Licensing standard-essential patents became a riskier proposition Wednesday when a jury found that Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility LLC was liable for breach of contract for making an unreasonable license offer to Microsoft Corp., opening the door to more such suits against owners of essential patents, attorneys say.
A federal jury in Seattle ruled Wednesday that Motorola Mobility LLC breached its obligation to license its standard-essential patents to Microsoft Corp. on fair terms and ordered Motorola to pay $14.5 million in damages.
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.
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.
A federal judge on Thursday released Microsoft Corp. from a $100 million bond it was ordered to post in a standard-essential patent licensing dispute with Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., after Microsoft argued that a recent ruling rendered the need for the bond moot.
Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. urged a federal judge Thursday to reject Microsoft Corp.'s request to release a $100 million bond it has been ordered to post in the standard-essential patent licensing dispute between the companies, saying Microsoft has failed to explain its request.
A Washington federal judge ruled Monday that Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility LLC will face a jury trial — not a bench trial — when it defends claims this summer that it breached its obligation to license standards-essential patents to Microsoft Corp. at reasonable rates.
Microsoft Corp. on Friday fought Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.'s bid to exclude several damages theories the Xbox maker hopes to present at an upcoming trial over standard-essential patents, saying Motorola knew the scope of its potential liability for nearly a year and waited too long to raise objections.
Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. urged a federal judge Wednesday to bar Microsoft Corp. from presenting several damages theories at an upcoming breach of contract trial between the companies over standard-essential patents, arguing that the theories were raised too late.