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Microsoft Scores Patent Victory Over Google's Motorola Relating To XBox

   
1:54 pm on Sep 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft has won another victory in a continuing and complex patent dispute with Google.

The latest spat hinges on whether technologies used in the Xbox console and Windows software were licensed on fair terms by Google-owned Motorola.

A US judge upheld the software giant's claims that Motorola had breached agreements to license its patent products at a reasonable rate.

Microsoft has been awarded around $15m (9.6m) in damages.
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"This is a landmark win for all who want products that are affordable and work well together," Microsoft said in a statement.Microsoft Scores Patent Victory Over Google's Motorola Relating To XBox [bbc.co.uk]