Quantcast
Judge denies Motorola U.S. Xbox 360 ban - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Judge denies Motorola U.S. Xbox 360 ban


3:30 PM on 12.04.2012
Judge denies Motorola U.S. Xbox 360 ban photo



Motorola tried to shut down the sale of the Xbox 360 and other Microsoft products over a patent fees dispute, but it didn't stick. Motorola wanted somewhere near $4 billion a year for the use of some pretty standard tech, but Microsoft was looking to pay a bit less at around $1 million. 

This case went to trial early last month, and just now the judge has denied Motorola's request for a ban. BBC says that the judge has ruled that these types of technologies -- like video and wifi codes -- should be licensed on fair, reasonable terms. I'm guessing that they didn't feel that $4 billion a year was very reasonable. 

For those following the case, this ruling also applies to Germany where, earlier this year, Motorola also tried to establish a ban.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Google

6:00 PM on 01.29.2014
Here are some Google Glass videogame prototypes

After a flurry of excitement last year, you don't hear that much about Google Glass these days, aside from people getting into various types of trouble with the law. So it's no surprise to me to see a demonstration of some s...more



6:00 AM on 01.28.2014
Theme Park creator sells AI company to Google for $400M

Demis Hassabis isn't a household name, but chances are you've played one of his games. He was the co-designer and lead programmer on Theme Park (at just age 17), and has been involved with games such as Syndicate, Black &...more



2:30 PM on 12.20.2013
Google's top picks for best games of 2013

Google has picked the best games of 2013 for the Google Play store. Here's the list: Heroes of Dragon Age  Juice Cubes DragonVale Plants vs. Zombies 2 Rayman Fiesta Run Asphalt 8: Airborne 10000000 Anomaly 2 Dots: A Gam...more



View all Google






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more