The US Court of Western District of Washington awards $14.5 million of damages due to breached commitments to license certain standard-essential patents on FRAND terms (Microsoft / Motorola)

In the long-running patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola, a U.S. District Court jury in Seattle found that Motorola breached its commitment to license certain standard-essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND or RAND) terms. The jury awarded Microsoft damages of approximately $14.5 million. The litigation has witnessed numerous legal firsts. In May, the

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)

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Daniel Powers, Stefan M. Meisner, The US Court of Western District of Washington awards $14.5 million of damages due to breached commitments to license certain standard-essential patents on FRAND terms (Microsoft / Motorola), 25 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2013, Art. N° 92972

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