western district of washington

western district of washington

Apple's enforcement of Motorola's FRAND licensing obligations mirrors Microsoft case

www.fosspatents.com
There are striking parallels and substantial overlaps between the FRAND issues Apple and Microsoft face and raise in their disputes with Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility in the United States and Germany. That's because Motorola employs the same tactics against both of them with respect to standard-essential patents, and both disputes...
Apple's enforcement of Motorola's FRAND licensing obligations mirrors Microsoft case

Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

www.fosspatents.com
[DEVELOPING STORY -- may still add detail]I just heard from a local source watching developments that the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a Microsoft motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Motorola Mobility. This U.S. court order prevents the handset maker...
Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

Judge stays Microsoft-Motorola non-FRAND federal claims, Android import ban takes effect

www.fosspatents.com
A week ago I reported on Microsoft's and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility's agreement to stay all patent infringement claims in three cases pending in the Western District of Washington until the FRAND issues at the center of one of those cases have been resolved. Judge James L. Robart signed his...
Judge stays Microsoft-Motorola non-FRAND federal claims, Android import ban takes effect

Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees

www.fosspatents.com
On Friday (December 14, 2012), Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility had a filing deadline for post-trial briefs relating to the implications of Google's grant-back obligation under a license agreement with MPEG LA. The filings were made in the FRAND contract lawsuit pending in the Western District of Washington,...
Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees

Microsoft, Motorola to debate implications of Google-MPEG LA agreement at Jan. 28 hearing

www.fosspatents.com
On New Year's Eve, Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over the Microsoft v. Motorola Mobility FRAND contract litigation in the Western District of Washington, scheduled an oral argument for January 28, 2013 to "address both the Google-MPEG LA license agreement and Microsoft's motion for summary judgment of...
Microsoft, Motorola to debate implications of Google-MPEG LA agreement at Jan. 28 hearing

Microsoft and Google agree to stay three U.S. patent lawsuits until FRAND issues are resolved

www.fosspatents.com
Microsoft and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility have reached an agreement on a procedural course of action: as far as their three lawsuits pending in the Western District of Washington are concerned, they are now going to focus on their dispute over the latter's FRAND licensing obligations. Until that part of...
Microsoft and Google agree to stay three U.S. patent lawsuits until FRAND issues are resolved

U.S. district court to hold special FRAND mini-trial in Microsoft-Motorola case

fosspatents.blogspot.com
Yesterday the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled on a Microsoft motion for partial summary judgment in a litigation involving FRAND-pledged, standard-essential Motorola Mobility patents allegedly covering mandatory parts of the H.264 video codec standard and the IEEE 802.11 WLAN (WiFi) standard, and Microsoft's related defenses...
U.S. district court to hold special FRAND mini-trial in Microsoft-Motorola case

Judge 'skeptical' of FRAND position Google's Motorola will present at Microsoft trial

www.fosspatents.com
Against Microsoft's objections, wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility will be allowed to defend its well-known 2.25% royalty demand at a FRAND rate-setting trial in the Western District of Washington starting November 13, but the federal judge presiding over this litigation, Judge James L. Robart, has already declared himself "skeptical of Motorola's...
Judge 'skeptical' of FRAND position Google's Motorola will present at Microsoft trial

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

www.fosspatents.com
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

Microsoft prevails; Motorola denied billions in patent licenses

www.electronista.com
US District Court Judge James Robart of the Western District of Washington has issued a critical ruling in the Motorola Mobile versus Microsoft patent lawsuit. The judge has decreed that Motorola Mobility is entitled to nearly $1.8 million per year from Microsoft for use of its standards-essential H.264 video playback...
Microsoft prevails; Motorola denied billions in patent licenses
Judge temporarily stops Washington state anti-prostitution law, citing free speech concerns

Court rules Google will get Motorola's $12.5B price back from Microsoft if it waits almost 7,000 years

www.fosspatents.com
In the previous post I published and reported on Judge Robart's historic FRAND rate-setting decision in the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND rate-setting case in the Western District of Washington. After I did this post (I started at 4 AM my time) I went back to sleep again, but then I came...
Court rules Google will get Motorola's $12.5B price back from Microsoft if it waits almost 7,000 years

Court-determined FRAND rate for Motorola's standard-essential patents is a blow to Google

www.fosspatents.com
The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington has now, after the court and the parties reached an agreement on redactions of confidential business information, published the FRAND rate determination made last Friday, setting the royalties Google's Motorola Mobility can reasonably charge Microsoft for the use of...
Court-determined FRAND rate for Motorola's standard-essential patents is a blow to Google

Russian 'cyber bandit' arrested for attacks on Amazon.com

www.geekwire.com
A 25-year-old Russian man has been arrested for masterminding two denial-of-service attacks on Amazon.com, attacks that occurred in the summer of 2008 and prevented customers from accessing the Web site of the Seattle online retailer. Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha was indicted in May 2011, and was just arrested in Cyprus this...
Russian 'cyber bandit' arrested for attacks on Amazon.com

Microsoft proposes August trial on Motorola's breach of FRAND contract -- too early for Google

www.fosspatents.com
Microsoft and Google's Motorola have different preferences for the schedule in their FRAND contract dispute in the Western District of Washington. In a joint filing made today, Microsoft "requests that trial be scheduled between August 5 and August 20, 2013", while Google would like it to "occur between September 23...
Microsoft proposes August trial on Motorola's breach of FRAND contract -- too early for Google

Google's appeal of patent injunction versus Microsoft denied

www.electronista.com
Judges from the Ninth Circuit in the Western District of Washington have shot down Google's request for a rehearing of the decision that bars Motorola from enforcing a German patent injunction against Microsoft. Google had asked for either a rehearing by the same panel of three judges that ruled in...
Google's appeal of patent injunction versus Microsoft denied

Judge: No embargo on Microsoft products from FRAND patents

www.electronista.com
Judge James Robard, overseeing the Motorola Mobility versus Microsoft patent trial in the Western District of Washington court, ruled Friday that Motorola cannot obtain a sales injunction in Microsoft products because they may infringe on standards-essential patents. Robard left the door open to financial damages for the Google-owned Motorola Mobility,...
Judge: No embargo on Microsoft products from FRAND patents

Motorola attempts trial procedural advantage over Microsoft

www.electronista.com
Late Wednesday, Motorola Mobility filed a motion with the Western District of Washington court for a summary judgement hoping to limit the scope of the trial. Motorola Mobility and its parent, Google, propose that one issue be evaluated at trialówhether Motorola Mobility violated fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms...
Motorola attempts trial procedural advantage over Microsoft

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

www.fosspatents.com
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

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

www.fosspatents.com
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

Microsoft to Google: standard-essential patent licensing 'is not a rug bazaar'

www.fosspatents.com
Late on Monday, at around the same time that Judge Koh denied Apple an injunction against Samsung, Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed their post-trial briefs in the FRAND contract action in the Western District of Washington. They also submitted their proposed findings of fact and conclusions of...
Microsoft to Google: standard-essential patent licensing 'is not a rug bazaar'

Microsoft filing says Google's Motorola is entitled to $1.2 million in FRAND royalties for 2012

www.fosspatents.com
Very late on Wednesday, Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed their trial briefs ahead of the FRAND rate-setting trial that the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington will hold starting next Tuesday (November 13). I'm going to analyze the parties' positions in more detail and...
Microsoft filing says Google's Motorola is entitled to $1.2 million in FRAND royalties for 2012

Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

www.fosspatents.com
When the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Microsoft had requested against Motorola, the assumption was that the Mannheim Regional Court would hand down a ruling on a couple of Motorola Mobility lawsuits over allegedly H.264-essential patents next...
Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

U.S. court denies Motorola motion, will set worldwide FRAND terms at Microsoft trial next month

www.fosspatents.com
Earlier today I reported on the ITU Patent Roundtable and said that, absent an agreement among industry players, the courts will have to "resolve the pending and steadily-progressing disputes with the means at their disposal". A few hours after I said so, Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding...
U.S. court denies Motorola motion, will set worldwide FRAND terms at Microsoft trial next month

The German approach to FRAND: let's err on the side of injunctions

www.fosspatents.com
German court rulings aren't routinely published on the Internet, and the courts never make complaints and other pleadings available to the public. But U.S. proceedings are more transparent, and German rulings sometimes show up there. Earlier this week, Microsoft and Motorola Mobility, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google,...
The German approach to FRAND: let's err on the side of injunctions

Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility attack each other's FRAND royalty expert reports

www.fosspatents.com
Two months prior to a FRAND contract trial in Seattle, Microsoft and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility are having a Daubert fight, i.e., motions to exclude each other's expert testimony. The court's plan is to set the terms for a FRAND license that would cover Microsoft's worldwide use of Motorola Mobility's...
Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility attack each other's FRAND royalty expert reports

Motorola doesn't want to be barred by a U.S. court from enforcing an injunction it might win in Germany

www.fosspatents.com
On March 28, Microsoft filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Motorola Mobility's enforcement of a German patent injunction that it might win on April 17. The court had previously allowed this motion (which Motorola sought to avoid entirely). After Microsoft's motion, it put this...
Motorola doesn't want to be barred by a U.S. court from enforcing an injunction it might win in Germany

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

www.fosspatents.com
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

Motorola versus Microsoft FRAND dismissal motion denied

www.electronista.com
Ruling on a July filing by Motorola, Federal Judge James L Robart of the Western District of Washington, presiding over the Microsoft versus Motorola fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) dispute, denied Motorola's motion for a partial summary judgement dismissing Microsoft's request that the court create a license agreement for Motorola's...
Motorola versus Microsoft FRAND dismissal motion denied

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

www.fosspatents.com
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
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?