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Court Rules In Favor Of Microsoft In Google Mobile Patent Spat

A federal judge ruled that Microsoft won't have to pay billions to Google's Motorola Mobility unit in the first of two patent lawsuits over Microsoft's use of Wi-Fi and other technology in its Xbox and Windows products. Google was seeking 2.25 percent of the net selling price of Microsoft Windows and Xbox products for Microsoft's use of its patented H.264 and 802.11 technology, which would've added up to around $4 billion a year. Instead, the court ordered Microsoft to pay Google about $1.8 million. Round one goes to Microsoft, it would seem.