Microsoft claims Motorola deserves only a small royalty on many of its telecommunications patents. Motorola had sought up to $4 billion a year for its wireless and video patents, while Microsoft argues its rival deserves about $1 million a year, claiming that the specific patents should be considered as "standards-essential" technology.
Microsoft filed its case over the royalty amounts. Motorola's response was to fill a new lawsuit against Microsoft on three patents that cover video technology.
The final ruling is expected to be issued sometime in the next several weeks. The case in U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington is Microsoft Corp. vs. Motorola Inc., 10-cv-1823.