Microsoft, Motorola Denied Quick Wins In IP License Fight

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT) -- In a blow to Motorola Inc. and Microsoft Inc., a Washington federal judge on Wednesday declined to rule that Motorola broke an agreement to provide fair access to its standard-essential patents or that Microsoft gave up its right to license those patents.

Microsoft argued that U.S. District Judge James L. Robart should grant it summary judgment in its suit since Motorola broke the terms of an agreement to provide reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or RAND, licenses to standard-essential patents for wireless networking and video coding.

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