Last updated: December 4, 2012 - 9:33am
A Seattle judge has dismissed Motorola Mobility's request for an injunction on Microsoft products because they could infringe standard essential patents. The ruling is part of a broader case over how much a patent holder can charge for technology considered part of an industry standard.
Federal Judge James Robart ruled that since both sides have agreed to license the technology, no injunction is necessary. The judge isn't expected to issue a final ruling in the case until early next year. Since Microsoft has agreed to take a license on Motorola patents either by agreement with Motorola or by order of the court, "this license agreement will constitute Motorola's remedy," the judge said in his order. "Accordingly, Motorola cannot demonstrate that it has been irreparably harmed."
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