The US Court of Western District of Washington makes determinations of the RAND licensing terms for a standard-essential patent (Microsoft / Motorola)

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington makes determinations of RAND licensing terms* On 25 April 2013 Judge Robart issued the non-confidential version of his Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in the Microsoft Corp. v. Motorola Inc. case [1]. This is the first time that a U.S. court has made determinations of the RAND licensing terms for a standard essential patent (“SEP”) portfolio license between two parties. This case regards Motorola patents covering the IEEE’s 802.11 (WiFi) standards and the ISO/IECS’s and ITU’s H.264 video codec standards.

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  • DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach (Vienna)

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Nicole Daniel, The US Court of Western District of Washington makes determinations of the RAND licensing terms for a standard-essential patent (Microsoft / Motorola), 4 September 2013, e-Competitions September 2013, Art. N° 57335

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