Friday, November 9, 2012

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) willing to pay $1.2 million to Motorola for FRAND

The world's largest software company, Microsoft Corporation(NASDAQ:MSFT) is willing to pay Motorola Mobility $1.2 million for patents related to FRAND.

Both the companies have filed trial briefs with regard to what they believe as fair and reasonable values for their FRAND negotiations.

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According to Motorola, the software firm should pay it 2.25 percent share per device, what it sees as a logical starting point for all future negotiations between the two companies.

However Microsoft feels that "the FRAND rate in 1012 for Motorola’s H.264 standards-essential patents is $474,000 and the 02.11-related patents for 2012 should be set to $736,231. Throw those numbers together and Motorola by Microsoft’s math is owed $1.2 million," Inquisitr said in a report.

Microsoft's contention is that Google, which owns Motorola Mobility, had agreed to license the patents under FRAND accepted prices based on the MPEG LA AVC patent pool.

Microsoft says it wants a court enforceable decision so it can end litigation with Motorola Mobility and Google.

Google and Motorola Mobility are already under investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission for violations in regards to standards-essential patent licensing.

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