Judge favors Motorola over Microsoft in Xbox 360 patent case

By Matthew ยท 10 replies
Apr 26, 2012
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  1. Microsoft has suffered a setback in a dispute with Motorola over patents involving technology in the Xbox 360. In a preliminary ruling Monday, US ITC Judge David Shaw found that...

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  2. Honestly this is all bullshit, Shouldn't things like Wifi have organizations set up to license out it's use to companies like microsoft? Why is it that any company can patent a "Method" to doing something which they might never even use or for which they have no practical implementation. The patent system needs big time reforms to stop all of this patent "trolling" so the industry can focus more on new technologies than drawn out and pointless legal battles. (seriously what is a few million dollars in royalties to these big companies)
  3. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

  4. Yes, how dare them charge Microsoft so much for using their patents. Only Microsoft should be able to gouge the competition with outlandish patent expenses.

    And let Microsoft claim none of the other 29 companies are charging so much for their patents, but omit to say the reason they are doing it is because if they do not you will squish them like a bug.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Haha owned
  6. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Why does everybody think it's Microsoft who does a majority of suing due to patents when really it's apple that is court happy.
  7. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    Two thoughts...

    1. Lawsuits are not a way to settle disputes anymore but a business model.

    2. I find it humorous that companies who want all these strict patent laws get burnt by them. You can picture some dumb CEO scratching his or her head thinking "it was a good idea at the time"
  8. Good on you motorola thank god now microsoft will feel the pain in being forced to pay up I was wondering when microsoft will begin to feel it I mean come on what do you expect you do the same so why not have the same done to you, I just hope microsoft learns its lesson and starts being nice!
  9. Motorola doesnt want to charge everyone that way, its just u Microsoft !!!
  10. Microsoft is doing consumers good? I agree, they are doing us all, they've been doing us for years. Now someone's doing them, and they don't like it
  11. Even Judge wants an update to Xbox :)

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