Landmark Motorola FRAND Ruling May Serve As Roadmap

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge's Thursday decision setting licensing terms for standard-essential patents held by Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. may not only save adversary Microsoft Corp. $4 billion in royalty fees, but could provide a useful framework for resolving future disputes if it stands up on appeal, attorneys say.

Motorola is all but certain to challenge the ruling, which held that its patents are worth about 4 cents per Microsoft product, far less than the 2.25 percent of Microsoft's sales that Motorola had sought. Microsoft said...
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