Microsoft Danger Pay Billions of Dollars to Google

Because using a number of patented technologies in a number of Motorola devices, among others, the Xbox game and his Surface tablet, software giant Microsoft threatened pay large licensing fees to Google as the owner of Motorola Mobility.

Google acquires Motorola Mobile in May for $ 12.5 billion. The motivation part to master portfolio patents owned communications company.

An expert witness from the Motorola Mobility on Tuesday (11/20/2012) and then gave testimony in court Seattle, USA, that Microsoft will earn a revenue of 94 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 from sales of products containing Motorola patents.

Federal court hearing that lasted for a week's check how much royalty to be under by Microsoft to Google through Motorola Mobility.

Motorola party also demanded an annual royalty payment of $ 4 billion dollars from Microsoft for the technology with patents Motorola wireless and video used in the company's products.

On the other hand, Microsoft insists only need to pay a license fee of 1 million U.S. dollars per year.

If the judge decides that Google is only entitled to royalty by the number of smaller, Motorola patents held by them would lose their bargaining position in negotiating licenses with Goolge its rivals.

Patent wars

Rapidly growing smartphone industry has sparked a series of patent wars among the big players are involved in this business.

Disputes based on the reason of ownership rights to the technology and specific design.

Apple and Microsoft fought in courts around the world against Google and the Internet giant's partners, including Samsung Electronics that use Google's Android operating system on the device.

Apple accuses Android as the operating system iOS tracing his, while Microsoft claims to have the rights to a number of features that use Android.

In return, Motorola and several other Android device manufacturers launch similar lawsuits