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New Claims Allege Microsoft’s Xbox 360 infringes on patents

by Bill Hess on April 24, 2012


Microsoft’s Xbox 360 could be in a bit of legal hot water, as a judge for the US International Trade Commission has ruled that the gaming console was in violation of four separate patents held by Motorola.  Microsoft may be forced to pay Motorola a large some cash, or face a new type of “console ban”, one that would prohibit Microsoft from selling them in the United States.

Though these findings were only preliminary.  Microsoft believes that in the end, the judges will ultimately rule in their favor.  “We remain confident the commission will ultimately rule in Microsoft’s favor in this case and that Motorola will be held to its promise to make its standard-essential patents available on fair and reasonable terms,” said a Microsoft representative.

The patent violations stem from multiple peices of technology in the Xbox 360, according to Games Industry.  One for wi-fi technology, communication features, and video decoding.  The commission’s ruling on the patent violations will officially come down in August.

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  • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

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  • Wh1pL4shL1ve

    I think that Motorola dug their own hole when admitting that the 4 billion was just “start negotiations”, which is basically saying that they are using the numbers they throw just as a leverage and a threat.But then again, it was probably MS fault who started this head2head dispute with Motorola and now are having a taste of their own medicine.It’s A bit like that time Sony patent trolled LG and had the plan backfiring with patent counter claims from LG almost stopping PS3 shipments to Europe until they both settled the dispute and dropped their claims.This story will probably end up the same way here. Too bad that companies are wasting time on lawyers and politics instead of actual innovation.

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  • Chad

    Awesome!!!

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