Microsoft, Motorola Want More Docs Sealed In Patent Row

Law360, New York (December 17, 2012, 5:29 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Inc. asked a Washington federal judge on Friday to seal portions of the post-trial briefs in their patent royalty dispute to prevent public disclosure of trade secrets.

The companies cited the protection of trade secrets as the “compelling” reason for a sealing order that outweighs public policies favoring disclosure. Motorola also asked U.S. District Judge James Robart, who is overseeing the licensing fight over two standard-essential patent portfolios, including patents allegedly infringed by Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, to...
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