Refuses suggested royalty of 2.25 per cent on each Xbox sold.
Microsoft has turned down a settlement offer by Motorola Mobility which could ultimately outlaw sales of some Xbox consoles in the US.
Seems that Microsoft rejected a settlement with Motorola over the ActiveSync patent dispute used in 4GB and 250GB Xbox 360 Slim consoles, Windows 7, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.
Apparently, Motorola Mobility has asked for a royalty of 2.25 per cent on each Xbox sale, and $0.50 per copy of Windows, that use its patented technology.
Microsoft said that Motorola Mobility breached contract by demanding "unreasonable licensing fees" for use of the patents. They argued that it would have needed to spend some $4 billion each year to cover licensing costs.In April, Judge David Shaw said Microsoft should be handed a cease-and-desist order on sales of Xbox 360 Slim consoles across America unless the dispute was settled. He claimed that Microsoft should also be banned from importing the console from China, and pay Motorola Mobility 7 per cent of the value of any unsold systems remaining in US stores.
The ITC commissioners can either allow the initial determination stand, or amend certain terms, or send it back for a rewrite. If Shaw's recommendation is enacted, President Barack Obama will have 60 days to review the decision.
After that period expires, the next step is the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
So, 'MS products being banned in the US' is something that doesn't sound as crazy as one might have thought.
That's right the "nasty battle for patent control" continues...
NEWS SOURCE: Xbox 360 Ban Microsoft rejects Motorola settlement (via) CVG
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