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Affidavit by MPEG LA chief supports Microsoft's interpretation of Google patent license agreement

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On Monday (January 28, 2013), Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility will square off in federal court in Seattle to discuss the implications of a grant-back clause in a license agreement Google signed with patent pool firm MPEG LA for the rate-setting part of the FRAND contract case in the...
Affidavit by MPEG LA chief supports Microsoft's interpretation of Google patent license agreement

Google tells Federal Circuit what it actually likes about Judge Robart's FRAND rate ruling

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A couple of weeks ago Apple filed a copy of Judge Robart's FRAND rate ruling with the Federal Circuit and explained why it believes this supplemental authority supports its case in the "Posner appeal". On Friday Google's Motorola replied to Apple's notice.Google's primary position is that the Microsoft v. Motorola...
Google tells Federal Circuit what it actually likes about Judge Robart's FRAND rate ruling

This Man Was Just Indicted For Faking A ~$25 Billion Contract With Mark Zuckerberg

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Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Paul Ceglia was indicted on charges he faked evidence to support his claims that he signed a contract with Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg giving him a multibillion-dollar share in the world's biggest social network, Ceglia was arrested and charged last month in a...
This Man Was Just Indicted For Faking A ~$25 Billion Contract With Mark Zuckerberg

A closer look at the 207-page, landmark FRAND rate-setting decision in Microsoft v. Motorola

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On Thursday Judge James L. Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington published his FRAND rate-setting decision in the Microsoft v. Motorola contract case (the court's findings of fact and conclusions of law, my blog post). It was easy to see that Microsoft won...
A closer look at the 207-page, landmark FRAND rate-setting decision in Microsoft v. Motorola

Documents expose Google's (Motorola's) persistent efforts to stall Microsoft's FRAND contract case

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Google and, before Google acquired it, Motorola never really liked the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case in the Western District of Washington (for my reporting and commentary on the recent FRAND rate-setting determination see initial reaction, follow-up including media round-up, closer look). They wanted to "negotiate" with Microsoft under...
Documents expose Google's (Motorola's) persistent efforts to stall Microsoft's FRAND contract case

Apple appeals dismissal of FRAND case against Google's Motorola to the Federal Circuit

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Apple just filed a notice of appeal with the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in the FRAND contract case it brought against Motorola in 2011 in the form of counterclaims removed from an ITC investigation. A bench trial was supposed to start on November 5 but...
Apple appeals dismissal of FRAND case against Google's Motorola to the Federal Circuit

Judge confirms Google's right to jury trial on Microsoft's breach-of-FRAND-contract claims

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The breach-of-contract and related damages issues in the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case in the Western District of Washington will be put before a jury when the second trial in this litigation takes place (starting August 26, 2013). Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over this case, just...
Judge confirms Google's right to jury trial on Microsoft's breach-of-FRAND-contract claims

Next Microsoft-Google FRAND trial scheduled to commence on August 26, 2013

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Yesterday (Thursday, March 14) Judge James Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington held a telephone hearing in the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case before him. In preparation of the conference call the parties had submitted their preferences for the second trialin this...
Next Microsoft-Google FRAND trial scheduled to commence on August 26, 2013

U.S. court invalidates 13 Google (Motorola) patent claims asserted against Microsoft

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This morning Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over a Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case (with infringement counterclaims brought by the Google subsidiary) in the Western District of Washington, granted a 10-month-old Microsoft motion for summary judgment and held that thirteen of the patent claims asserted by...
U.S. court invalidates 13 Google (Motorola) patent claims asserted against Microsoft

Apple, Google disagree on which U.S. appeals court should rule on their FRAND contract case

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A new round of legal maneuvering between Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility could, as one potential outcome, have the parties meet before Judge Richard Posner again. Last year Judge Posner dismissed both parties' claims against each other in the Northern District of Illinois, where he was sitting by designation though...
Apple, Google disagree on which U.S. appeals court should rule on their FRAND contract case

Appeals court denies Google's request for rehearing of appeal of Microsoft injunction

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Last month I reported on wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility's petition for a rehearing of the Ninth Circuit's affirmation of Judge Robart's anti-enforcement injunction that bars Motorola from enforcing a German patent injunction while some dispositive FRAND contract issues are being worked out in the Western District of Washington. I...
Appeals court denies Google's request for rehearing of appeal of Microsoft injunction

Apple: Motorola's essential wireless patents are at best worth $1 per iPhone

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Five days ahead of a FRAND contract trial in the Western District of Wisconsin, Apple has formally declared to the court its willingness to pay Motorola Mobility for a license to its standard-essential wireless patents ("wireless" meaning cellular and WiFi standards in this context), but it will only write an...
Apple: Motorola's essential wireless patents are at best worth $1 per iPhone

Google's Motorola says it wants binding arbitration to resolve Apple's FRAND patent claims

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Last week I reported on what's left of the Apple-Motorola FRAND dispute in Wisconsin after the trial was canceled. At this stage it all comes down to the question of whether the dismissal would be with or without prejudice. In the former case, Apple fears that its ability to raise...
Google's Motorola says it wants binding arbitration to resolve Apple's FRAND patent claims

Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

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A week ago Microsoft formally requested the release of a $100 million bond it had posted about a year ago in connection with an anti-enforcement injunction against a patent injunction obtained by Motorola Mobility in Germany. Microsoft argues that the bond is no longer necessary because the United States District Court...
Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

Microsoft wants Google to pay for relocation of European logistics center due to FRAND breach

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The dust has barely settled after Judge James L. Robart's landmark FRAND rate-setting determination in the Microsoft v. Motorola contract case (initial reaction, follow-up including media round-up, closer look), and the next significant disagreement between the parties has already come to light. On Wednesday (May 1, 2013) counsel for Google's Motorola...
Microsoft wants Google to pay for relocation of European logistics center due to FRAND breach

Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

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Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case in the Western District of Washington, has determined a FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) license fee (a range of FRAND fees as well as a particular point within the range). In November 2012 Judge Robart...
Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

Microsoft, Google's Motorola complete briefing on implications of MPEG LA H.264 license agreement

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More than three months after a FRAND trial was held in a Microsoft-Google contract case in the Western District of Washington, the rate-setting decision has not been made yet, due to the court's diligence on the one hand and Google's persistent efforts to evade its grant-back obligations under a license...
Microsoft, Google's Motorola complete briefing on implications of MPEG LA H.264 license agreement
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