Friday, November 28, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon Releases Deals of the Year on Cyber Monday
Germany To Get Secure Phones By BlackBerry
Xbox And Playstation Black Friday Deals
Toshiba Launches ARM-Based Application Processors with Sound, Image Data-Mining and Security Functions
Pioneer To Release The BDR-XU03JM Portable Blu-ray Drive For Macs
Syrian Electronic Army targets CNBC, Telegraph, Independent, PCWorld
GoPro Camera Drones In The Works: report
European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Microsoft Files EU Complaint against Motorola


Earlier today, Microsoft filed a formal competition law complaint with the European Commission (EC) against Motorola Mobility, saying the company's aggressive enforcement of patent rights against rivals breaks competition rules.

"We have taken this step because Motorola is attempting to block sales of Windows PCs, our Xbox game console and other products," Dave Heiner, Microsoft's deputy general counsel, wrote in a blog post.

"Motorola is on a path to use standard essential patents to kill video on the Web, and Google as its new owner doesn't seem to be willing to change course," Heiner added.

In legal proceedings on both sides of the Atlantic, Motorola is demanding that Microsoft take its products off the market, or else remove their standards-based ability to play video and connect wirelessly.

"The only basis for these actions is that these products implement industry standards, on which Motorola claims patents," Heiner said.

The European Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice are both focused on this problem. At the urging of competition law officials, Microsoft recently announced that it will not seek injunctions against other firms' products on the basis of standard essential products. Apple and Cisco made similar statements.

"Unfortunately, Google refused," Heiner added. .." Motorola has refused to make its patents available at anything remotely close to a reasonable price. " Microsoft says Motorola is demanding an unreasonable fee for using its patents, amounting to 2.25 percent of the products' total price. For a $1,000 laptop that would mean a royalty of $22.50 for using 50 patents related to a video standard. Microsoft says a group of 29 companies that hold the other 2,300 patents related to this standard charge a total of 2 cents for using them.


Previous
Next
Mozilla Opens Apps Marketplace at Mobile World Congress        All News        Samsung Unveils Gb LPDDR3 SDRAM
European Commission To Ask The European Court Whether ACTA Would Be Compatible with EU Law     General Computing News      Supreme Court Won't Hear Hynix Appeal on Rambus

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Accidentally Anounced Acquisition Of Acompli
Microsoft Offers Massive Music Deals For The Holidays
Microsoft Slashes Prices Of Xbox One, Surface 3 For Black Friday
Find Your Phone With The Motorola Keylink
Samsung Loses Bid Against Microsoft
Microsoft To Offer Digital Services To Real Madrid Soccer Fans
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Update Fixes Bugs
Microsoft's 3D Soundscape Technology Research Helps Visually Impaired
Microsoft Buys Cloud-security Company Aorato
Android Lollipop Rolling Out to Moto X, Moto G
Microsoft Takes .NET Open Source and Cross-platform, Adds New Capabilities With Visual Studio 2015, .NET 2015 and Visual Studio Online
Microsoft Bundles Office, Xbox, Skype for $199, Introduces Skype for Business

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .