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Motorola may get(X-Box ) 360 banned in U.S. ---Patent Wars
| Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:23
| David Stellmack
Posted on 05/24/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Microsoft may have to post bond equal to 7% of unsold inventory
The patent battle between Microsoft and Motorola has hit another interesting bump in the road, with administrative Judge David Shaw saying that sales of the Xbox 360 should be banned in the U.S. Sale of machines should be prevented with a cease-and-desist order and Microsoft should post a bond equal to 7% of the declared value of unsold Xbox 360 inventory that is already in the country, said Shaw.
Microsoft countered that 7% was far too high and suggested 2.5%. Motorola told the Judge that Microsoft should have to pay 100%. Microsoft also told Judge Shaw that the order does not serve the public interest, as it unfairly forces consumers to choose between the PlayStation 3 and Wii for their gaming console. Shaw rejected the argument, suggesting that Sony and Nintendo could keep up and would welcome the increased demand.
The ruling comes from Shaws determination in April that we told you about, where he ruled that Microsoft had infringed on four of Motorolas patents that were related to wireless and transmission of video content. Microsoft has recently received a ruling that says that Motorola has infringed on one of Microsofts patents.
If Shaws determination and ruling become final, the entire thing will be left up to President Obama, who will have 60 days to review the matter and decide if it should be reversed. If Motorola is successful, it could have a large impact on Microsofts bottom line if they are unable to sell consoles this holiday season.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech; patentwars
If this keeps up, only Sony and Nintendo will be the winners.
posted on 05/24/2012 9:27:14 AM PDT
(Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
[ If Shaws determination and ruling become final, the entire thing will be left up to President Obama, who will have 60 days to review the matter and decide if it should be reversed. If Motorola is successful, it could have a large impact on Microsofts bottom line if they are unable to sell consoles this holiday season. ]
I would laugh if obammy pissed off the young gamer yutes...
posted on 05/24/2012 9:48:51 AM PDT
I was thinking the same thing. Don’t piss off the gamers!!!
posted on 05/24/2012 9:53:02 AM PDT
by BCR #226
(02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
Uhhm, aren’t they a little late? I mean the X-box 360 has been on the market for what? Five years? It is nearly at the end of it’s cycle as it is, I think even if motorolo did suceed in keeping any new X-box 360’s from market, there would be more than enough refurbished and used units to keep the market satisfied.
posted on 05/24/2012 10:05:18 AM PDT
To: BCR #226
Either Obama hacks off gamers or he is in the back pocket of Microsoft. Seems like quite a jam.
If Shaws determination and ruling become final, the entire thing will be left up to President Obama, who will have 60 days to review the matter and decide if it should be reversed.
I guess I'm dense...what has Obama got to do with deciding any of this? He runs the patent courts?
If he has to decide, the winner will be whoever has paid him the most.
posted on 05/24/2012 1:36:34 PM PDT
(Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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