Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility filed a joint motion to stay three U.S. patent lawsuits until the fair reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) issue is resolved. The court's decision on FRAND will be especially important to Google since Motorola Mobility was presumably bought in part for the value of the standard essential patents. It sounds like unreasonable high royalty demands (e.g., 2.25% for a standard essential patent) when hundreds of patents must be licensed to practice the standard are about to become even less popular.
See FOSS Patents: Microsoft and Google agree to stay three U.S. patent lawsuits until FRAND issues are resolve
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