Microsoft Tastes Its’ Own Medicine In Patent Dispute, Consequently Files A Complaint Against Motorola & Google
Well, well, well! It looks like Microsoft does not like being on the other side of paying royalties. This is exactly why they are choosing to file a formal complaint against Motorola and Google. Microsoft states that, “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. Motorola is attempting to block sales of Windows PCs, our Xbox game console and other products. Their offense? These products enable people to view videos on the Web and to connect wirelessly to the Internet using industry standards.”
They also add that, “Motorola has refused to make its patents available at anything remotely close to a reasonable price. For a $1,000 laptop, Motorola is demanding that Microsoft pay a royalty of $22.50 for its 50 patents on the video standard, called H.264.”
While I can’t agree with these patent disputes, I can understand how each company is positioning themselves. What are your thoughts? Check out the full post by Microsoft at the source link below, and let us know what you think.