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Tag Archives: Summary Judgment

Microsoft-Motorola update: parties file reply briefs supporting their respective summary judgment motions

Posted in District Courts, Litigation
Earlier this week, we caught up on summary judgment motions filed by both Microsoft and Motorola in advance of next month’s breach of contract jury trial, set to take place in Seattle.  Yesterday, both parties filed reply briefs in support of these motions: 13.07.17 (D.E. 768) MS Reply re SJ Motion 13.07.17 (D.E. 771) Motorola … Continue Reading

With dueling summary judgment motions, Microsoft and Motorola seek to eliminate issues from next month’s RAND trial

Posted in District Courts, Litigation
It’s July (and brutally hot on the East Coast), so you’ll have to excuse us if we’re moving a little slower than normal catching up on all the SEP litigation going around.  Earlier this month we posted about submissions by Microsoft and Motorola concerning the meaning of the “duty of good faith and fair dealing,” … Continue Reading

Delaware court says Apple does not infringe Golden Bridge W-CDMA patents

Posted in District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
Recently Apple explained to the ITC that many of the standard-essential patents asserted by Samsung against Apple have failed under the scrutiny of litigation, resulting in a finding of non-infringement or invalidity.  Well, Apple can now chalk up another SEP win on the board, although one that has nothing to do with Samsung.  Yesterday, Judge … Continue Reading

Microsoft-Motorola (W.D. Wash.) update: Court invalidates several claims of Motorola H.264-essential patents

Posted in Court Orders, District Courts, Litigation
In an order issued yesterday by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (that just hit the docket this afternoon), Judge James L. Robart granted Microsoft’s long-pending motion for partial summary judgment and invalidated thirteen claims of three patents Motorola alleged as essential to the AVC/H.264 video coding standard.  Although this ruling … Continue Reading

Injunctive Relief Precluded for Motorola’s SEP Infringement Claims

Posted in Court Orders, District Courts, Litigation
On November 29, Judge James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington issued an order granting Microsoft's motion for partial summary judgment and dismissing Motorola's claims for injunctive relief. Judge Robart found that under the circumstances of the case - where the patents-in-suit were subject to a RAND licensing promise from Motorola, and where Microsoft sought enforcement of that promise in Judge Robart's court - Motorola could not satisfy either the irreparable harm or inadequate remedies at law prongs of the eBay test. But the court's order is even broader, barring any claims of injunctive relief that Motorola might seek against Microsoft with respect to any patents essential to the ITU H.264 video coding or 802.11 wireless networking standards… Continue Reading