Microsoft is seeking an out-of-court settlement on its ongoing patent dispute with Motorola to get rid of a huge legal proceeding parallel to Apple and Samsung.
Both firms’ patent dispute has already been running around for months as Microsoft has alleged that Motorola is illegally utilizing its ActiveSync technology free from royalties.
In retaliation, Motorola is also arguing that Microsoft has used its video and wireless technologies for its Xbox 360 console with no licensing agreement documented and seeks cash damages from the software giant.
It was during last month when Motorola first attempted to approach Microsoft for the same settlement, but the software giant denied the request. Now, the wheel has turned the other way around, with Microsoft humbly raising its white flag up to the Google subsidiary for an out-of-court settlement.
It says, “Microsoft has always been, and remains open to, a settlement of our patent litigation with Motorola. As we have said before, we are seeking solely the same level of reasonable compensation for our patented intellectual property that numerous other Android distributors – both large and small – have already agreed to recognize in our negotiations with them.”
In addition, Microsoft has claimed that it would be willing to pay the appropriate worth of damages as compensation, saying, “And we stand ready to pay reasonable compensation for Motorola’s patented intellectual property as well.”
Microsoft also stressed out that it is not in favor of the idea that the dispute be published to the media to protect confidentialities that would later on affect future plans of both companies.
“But a lasting solution of these disputes will not be reached by leaking settlement positions through the press. In fact, this type of conduct is far more likely to hinder rather than facilitate a resolution.”
Motorola was unable to comment at the time of writing.
Source: Microsoft TechNet
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