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Appeared on: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Microsoft, Motorola Try To Keep Patent Case Details Secret

Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility unit have requested a federal judge in Seattle to keep secret from the public various details from their recent trial concerning the value of technology patents and the two companies' attempts at a settlement.

Microsoft and Motorola willpresent post-trial briefs to a judge as he decides the outcome of a trial last month to establish what rates Microsoft should pay Motorola for use of essential wireless technology used in its Xbox game console and other products.

The two companies asked the judge to allow them to file certain parts of their post-trial submissions under seal and redact those details in the public record in a filing with the Western District of Washington federal court in Seattle on Friday, Reuters reported.

The details concern terms of Motorola's licenses with third parties and Microsoft's business and marketing plans for future products.

In addition, Motorola asked the judge to seal some documents relating to settlement negotiations between the two companies.

The case in U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington is Microsoft Corp. vs. Motorola Inc., 10-cv-1823.


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