Judge Blasts Methods Of Microsoft, Motorola In Patent Row

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday reportedly criticized Motorola Mobility Inc. and Microsoft Corp. for using the court as a "pawn in a global, industrywide business negotiation," declining to immediately rule on two motions in an ongoing patent dispute between the two technology giants.

In a hearing in front of U.S. District Judge James L. Robart, both companies argued that Judge Robart should issue summary judgment on whether Motorola broke the terms of an agreement to provide a fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or FRAND, license to...
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