Microsoft, Sidley Defeat Motorola's Demand for Licensing Fees

, The Litigation Daily


A U.S. district judge in Seattle has forcefully rejected Motorola's request that it be paid billions of dollars in royalty fees for its standards-essential patents (SEPs) by Microsoft. The judge's bench ruling has led some observers to question whether Google Inc. overpaid when it acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion in 2012.

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