Microsoft Atty Slams Google-Motorola On Patent Tactics

Law360, Chicago (June 8, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT) -- A Microsoft Corp. antitrust attorney criticized Google Inc. and its Motorola Mobility Inc. unit on Friday for refusing to pay licensing fees for rivals' patents while seeking unreasonable fees for their own standard-essential patents.

Microsoft — which is fighting Motorola's efforts to ban the Xbox based on patented Wi-Fi technology in a U.S. International Trade Commission suit — spends billions of dollars licensing other companies' patented technology, Greg A. Sivinski, a senior attorney in Microsoft's antitrust group, said at an antitrust conference at Northwestern University's Searle...
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