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The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Microsoft's Xbox 360 does indeed infringe Motorola's intellectual property rights. The ITC issued its preliminary findings yesterday, backing four out of the five claims made by Motorola against Microsoft. These include patents covering the efficient transfer of video …

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Microsoft hit again!

Would be interesting to know how generic the patents are though.

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Re: Microsoft hit again!

The ruling lists the infringements:

www.usitc.gov/press_room/documents/337_752_ID.pdf

But the patent numbers are shortened. The original filing is here:

www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/337/337_752_notice12172010sgl.pdf

And the patents are listed as "U.S. Patent No. 5,319,712 (“the ‘712 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 5,357,571 (“the ‘571 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 6,069,896 (“the ‘896 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 6,980,596 (“the ‘596 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 7,162,094 (“the ‘094 patent”)."

Have a read. Enjoy.

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Oh dear

The patent insanity continues......

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So?

Will MS head off to Germany to take out an injunction banning Moto in the US enforcing anything?

These lawyers must be raking it faster than a time traveller in a casino.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: So?

An american judge in an american court told one american company not to sue another american company in a foreign court.

It did not have and can not have any affect on the decision of a foreign court.

Like wise the other way around

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Re: So?

You forget - USA law is above all other law. Or so the USA likes to think...

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Bingo

"Motorola will be held to its promise to make its standard essential patents available on fair and reasonable terms,"

And this is why FRAND is not a substitute for Open Standards. Are you paying attention gov.uk?

As much as I love to see MS getting a boot in the balls (which they so richly deserve for their anti-open, anti-standards policies) these patents are getting way out of hand. Time they were rescinded.

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Mushroom

Re: Bingo

@Bingo I am sure that Google/Motorola are only suing Microsoft to demonstrate that "these patents are getting way out of hand". Google was forced to buy Motorola (and its patents) as a defence against Steve Jobs desire to "declare thermonuclear way on Android".

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Headmaster

Re: Bingo

"thermonuclear way"

That's the next right after Relativity Avenue when heading south along Quantum Drive, right?

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It's a PC!

What, why, how? The xbox is nothing but a crippled PC.

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@lemmac

thanks for reminding me why i don't click on the "view comments" button too much anymore.

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wim

irony ?

"until the court has decided whether or not Motorola made its intellectual property accessible and available on reasonable terms, which Microsoft maintains it has not."

I wonder if the same could be said about the standards Microsoft puts into their software and the documentation it makes available to make sure that other programs can work with their software.

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