Civil Liberties

Microsoft: Judge Ruled Against Motorola in Patent Case

Microsoft fighting over how much it has to pay for using "essential" patents


A court in the US has found in favour of Microsoft in its continuing dispute with Motorola over the price of using Google-owned "essential "patents in its Xbox and software products, according to a statement put out by Microsoft.

Microsoft had argued that Google and Motorola failed to license its H.264 video and networking "essential" patents, which are both necessary for Xbox and Windows software functionality, at a reasonable price under FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms.