Google VS. Microsoft: Patent War Ends



One of the patent litigation between Internet giant Google and the world's largest maker of software, Microsoft, has been completed.

The two American multinationals face after now owned by Google, Motorola Mobility, opposed the video compression technology used in Microsoft's Xbox 360. It was also argued that Microsoft Wi-Fi innovations used.

As part of the dispute, which broke out in November 2010, for acquisition by Google of Motorola Mobility, Google had requested that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which deals with patent disputes, a ban on the sale of Microsoft Xbox.

Before the motion to terminate the investigation, the ITC had been considering allegations that Microsoft infringed its patented technology to the popular Xbox console to make, and a hearing scheduled for later this year.


Calls to withdraw further claims

Following the recent news of the withdrawal, the Deputy General Counsel of Microsoft, David Howard, said: "We are delighted that Google finally who claims to ban the (marketing ban) against Microsoft removed and hopefully Similar demands now retired pending in other jurisdictions. "

According to the request for termination of the document, Motorola Mobility initially filed a complaint against Microsoft for two years, based on violations of five patents.

In October 2012 Motorola Mobility subsequently filed a motion unanimously to two of the five patents and this motion was granted a month later terminate.

The motion to remove said: "It was in the public interest, promoting the private resolution of disputes in order to avoid unnecessary litigation and public and private resources to maintain."

After the withdrawal of the last two statements, Google said that it serves the public interest by ending patents because the ITC and other private resources and save time by eliminating two patents on the case.


According to the presentation, there is now a remnant of patents on research.