November 9, 2010
News Coverage, Answers, Appeals, Complaints, Motions, Orders, Trial Notes
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.
A federal judge's Thursday decision setting licensing terms for standard-essential patents held by Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. may not only save adversary Microsoft Corp. $4 billion in royalty fees, but could provide a useful framework for resolving future disputes if it stands up on appeal, attorneys say.
Microsoft Corp. on Friday accused Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility of using the threat of a German sales ban to increase payments for the use of essential patents, despite Google's agreement with the Federal Trade Commission not to seek injunctions related to such patents.
A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday trimmed a patent suit by Google's Motorola Mobility against Microsoft Corp., finding that some of the claims related to the three wireless and video patents-in-suit are invalid because patent language didn't specifically outline the invention.
Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Inc. asked a Washington federal judge on Friday to seal portions of the post-trial briefs in their patent royalty dispute to prevent public disclosure of trade secrets.
A federal judge on Friday shut down Motorola Mobility Inc.'s attempt to get an injunction against Microsoft Corp. products, ruling Motorola couldn't use two standard-essential patent portfolios — including patents allegedly infringed by Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system — to obtain injunctive relief.
Microsoft Corp. asked a Washington federal judge Thursday to seal a slew of confidential documents that the software giant is concerned could be introduced as exhibits in its upcoming patent royalty trial with Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Inc.
A Seattle federal judge ruled against Motorola Mobility Inc. Wednesday in a licensing dispute with Microsoft Corp., and said a planned November trial aimed at determining a reasonable and nondiscriminatory royalty range for Motorola standard-essential patents would move ahead.