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Microsoft vs. Motorola Controversy Continues

In the ongoing saga that has developed between Microsoft and Motorola, a new chapter can be added today. According to Reuters, Microsoft has rejected a settlement offer from Motorola, whose parent company is Google. The offer was for Motorola to pay Microsoft 33 cents for each Android phone using ActiveSync, Microsoft’s technology which updates calendars automatically. Motorola is also asking for 2.25% on each Xbox 360 sold and 50 cents per copy of Windows from Microsoft due to patent infringements. Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel, commented in an e-mail statement:

While we welcome any good faith settlement effort, it’s hard to apply that label to a demand that Microsoft pay royalties to Google far in excess of market rates, that refuses to license all the Microsoft patents infringed by Motorola, and that is promptly leaked to the press.

This settlement rejection comes after International Trade Commission judge David Shaw suggested last month that an import ban should be imposed on the 4GB and 250GB Xbox 360 S consoles. If this suggestion is approved by ITC commissioners it will be up to President Barrack Obama to determine what the next step is.

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