Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

Google Smacked Down In Motorola Patent Claim Against Microsoft

Google earlier this year used a Motorola Mobility patent claim to halt Microsoft Windows 7 and Xbox sales in Germany, but this week a court denied its attempt to do the same in the U.S. The dispute revolves around Microsoft's use of the H.264 video compression standard, which Motorola has patents on, and serves as the latest example of mutual enmity between the IT industry's answer to the Hatfields vs. McCoys.

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