Motorola Can't Use SEPs To Ban Microsoft Products

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 10:13 PM EST) -- 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.

U.S. District Judge James Robart, who is overseeing a licensing fight between Microsoft and Google Inc.'s Motorola, granted a bid for partial summary judgment Microsoft had filed in federal court in Washington state. The computing giant sought to dismiss Motorola's claim for injunctive...
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