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I'm curious about cross licensing
Authored by: Gringo_ on Wednesday, November 21 2012 @ 11:12 AM EST

"It seems that the discussion of royalty rates should have included whether cross licenses were involved."

Of course it should. I am sure that when they look at existing licenses between Motorola and it's licensees the judge will see that it is all about cross-licensing.

However, the judge is on record as having said that he will not look at cross-licensing in respect to determining what would be an appropriate license fee for Microsoft to pay. This may not matter in the long run, however, as the judge can set a rate and leave it to Microsoft to either pay that rate or come to an agreement that involves cross-licensing with Motorola in lieu of cash. It is entirely up to both parties if they want to do that once the court case is over.

Of course the real concern here is that the judge get that he shouldn't be too concerned about a high royalty rate be imposed on Microsoft, knowing that Microsoft does have the potential to negotiate a cross-licensing deal with Motorola.

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