Motorola Loses Bid To Dismiss Microsoft Royalty Trial

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT) -- 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.

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart denied a motion for partial summary judgment that sought dismissal of what Motorola referred to as Microsoft's claim for a RAND patent license agreement to be determined by the court.

Motorola argued that it would be improper for the court to...
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