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ITC rules Xbox did not infringe on Motorola patent

By Steve Watts, May 24, 2013 10:30am PDT

The ITC has ruled that Microsoft did not violate Motorola's wireless communications patent with the Xbox, defeating the last remaining of Motorola's five patent complaints against the company.

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"Pretty happy that Google is losing all of these patent cases. It was a tad bit hypocritical to ..."

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Motorola's Xbox ban rejected by US court

By Steve Watts, Dec 04, 2012 9:00am PST

A US federal judge has ruled that Motorola's patents are too critical to the industry not to offer reasonable licenses, and therefore a ban on Microsoft's Xbox 360 consoles cannot be imposed.

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Microsoft rejects Motorola settlement offer

By Steve Watts, Jun 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Microsoft has balked at a settlement offer from Motorola, saying it wasn't made in good faith due to excessive royalties, a failure to account for other patents, and press leaks.

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"I wonder if there should a time window when a company can go after another for infringement for ..."

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Activision, IBM oppose Xbox 360 import ban

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2012 9:00am PDT

Both IBM and Activision have thrown their weight behind Microsoft in its patent dispute with Motorola, claiming it would impact their business if the recommended Xbox 360 import ban goes through.

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Judge recommends US Xbox 360 ban in Motorola dispute

By Steve Watts, May 23, 2012 7:30am PDT

A judge has recommended to the International Trade Commission that Microsoft be given a cease-and-desist order on Xbox 360 sales in the US. The ITC can let his determination stand, amend terms, or send it back for a rewrite.

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"That's exactly what this is all about, Google infringed on MS patents in the Android OS, ..."

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Xbox 360 hit with sales injunction in Germany

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2012 8:30am PDT

Motorola has won a legal ruling in Germany against Microsoft, which would mean pulling MS products from shelves if a US ruling hadn't already issued a preemptive order not to act on the ban.

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"Patents should only be a temporary otherwise competition and innovation are both stiffled and ..."

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Motorola wins patent ruling against Microsoft

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Motorola has won a ruling against Microsoft on a patent dispute with Motorola. The International Trade Commission is reviewing the ruling, which could result in blocking imports of Xbox 360s. More likely, it will be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations between the compa...

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