Microsoft vs Motorola wins READ!

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    In April, an ITC judge ruled that Microsoft's Xbox 360 infringed on five patents held by Motorola. Now he believes the Xbox 360 should be barred from sale in the U.S. until Microsoft agrees to pay Motorola its owed royalties.


    New developments in the ongoing Motorola and Microsoft slap fight: Judge David P. Shaw of the International Trade Commission recommended on Wednesday that the Xbox 360 be banned from sale in the United States because technology used in the box infringes on patents held by Motorola.

    Shaw ruled in favor of Motorola following an ITC hearing in April, finding that Microsoft had infringed on five patents related to video encoding held by Motorola. Microsoft claims the technology owned by Motorola is considered standardized and the Google-owned mobile phone maker’s FRAND commitments dictate that Microsoft should be able to license the tech at reasonable rates. Motorola in turn claims that Microsoft is full of baloney and it’s owed a royalty rate of 2.25 percent, an annual fee of around $4 billion for Microsoft.

    According to PC Magazine, the judge believes Microsoft should cough up the cash and, until it does, the Xbox 360 should be banned from entering the U.S. or being sold in stores. Microsoft in turn claims that banning the Xbox 360 from shelves wouldn’t be in the public’s best interests. Shaw says that the PlayStation 3 and Wii will pick up the slack.

    “[Microsoft’s] argument is not persuasive,” says Shaw, “It has not been alleged or shown that Sony or Nintendo would fail to meet the demand for consumer video gaming consoles in the event that an exclusion order [was] issued.”

    A six-member commission will determine by August whether or not an exclusion order will be necessary. Until then, the Xbox will remain available.



    Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/motorola-v-microsoft-judge-recommends-banning-xbox-360-in-u-s/#ixzz24V1EfGKC
     
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    isn't Motorola owned by google?
     
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    yes it is, the Google-owned mobile phone maker
     
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    Google>Microsoft
     
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    Google is a bigger company than Microsoft. Google will have the better advantage, but microsoft probably has something up. They wouldnt be releasing new xbox's and ideas if they new they might get shutdown.
     
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    Microsoft > Google ..

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    microsoft wont get shutdown this just effects shipping to the us everywhere else there still gonna ship to as normal
     
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    Yeah but considering most of there money comes from the US is a huge deal to them. I know they wont stop, but they will loose a whole bunch of money and just wont bring out products anymore or as often.
     
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    Microsoft has double the money Google has...
     
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    I actually didnt know that. I considered google did because it seemed like a bigger company and a more successful company. Nice knowledge though ;)
     
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    Ya gotta think, MS owns Windows and makes computers and devices plus Xbox and Xbox live. Google has good websites and a phone company.
     
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    Hm, I don't know. I'm saying you are definitely correct but it might be higher than double! :eek:rly:
     
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    thats true
     

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