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Google loses appeal over Microsoft fee for Motorola license

Friday 31 July 2015 | 09:52 CET | News
A US appeals court ruled that the low licensing rate Microsoft pays to use some of Google's Motorola Mobility patents had been properly set, Reuters reports. The Court of Appeals in San Francisco said a lower court judge properly determined the patents' value, even though the royalty rate was only a fraction of what Motorola had asked for. Google sold the Motorola handset business to Lenovo last year but kept its patents. The court also upheld USD 14.5 million awarded to Microsoft for Motorola's breach of contract to license its patents fairly. Both Microsoft and Google declined to comment on

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Google / Intel / Microsoft / Motorola Mobility / Qualcomm
Countries: World
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