Microsoft (MSFT) Hopes To Settle Patent Disputes with Google's (GOOG) Motorola Mobility

July 31, 2012 1:48 PM EDT
According to reports, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is looking to settle disputes with Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Motorola Mobility.

Microsoft had originally won orders that actually banned the U.S. Import of some Motorola Mobility phones which had a patented feature (coordinating schedules between phones and PCs). Sales were also limited in Germany, but not completely banned.

Motorola submitted offers to license the patents, but Microsoft said it doesn't meet obligations on fair and reasonable terms (and should be based on market rates)

According to MSFT's general counsel and head of the company's intellectual property group, the men said Google can either enter serious discussions to resolve these issues or continue using diversionary tactics, but they hope for the first choice.

As well, the European Union is investigating claims filed by MSFT and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) against Motorola Mobility for its use/misuse of patents.

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