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Microsoft Corporation Joins Patent War With Motorola


Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has filed an EU competition complaint against Motorola.

Microsoft Corporation Joins Patent War With Motorola

Reports say that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has filed a competition complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility Inc and Google Inc.

The filing was made in connection with Motorola’s handling of patents it holds that form part of industry-wide standards for Internet connectivity.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) alleges that Motorola’s high charges for the use of its patents are in breach of an industry agreement to make patents in industry standards available to all manufacturers at a minimum cost.

Dave Heiner, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Standards & Antitrust Group at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), said that, “In legal proceedings on both sides of the Atlantic, Motorola is demanding that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) take its products off the market, or else remove their standards-based ability to play video and connect wirelessly. The only basis for these actions is that these products implement industry standards, on which Motorola claims patents”.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) stocks were at 31.48 at the end of the last day’s trading. There’s been a 29.6% movement in the stock price over the past 3 months.

Microsoft Corporation Joins Patent War With Motorola
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