MOBILE PHONE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Microsoft is calling on Motorola to settle the firms' patent dispute out of court, clearly hoping to avoid a high profile court case similar to that between Apple and Samsung.
Microsoft's patent spat with Motorola has been going on for months, with the firm claiming that the Android phone maker uses its technology, Activesync, without paying royalties. Motorola is also looking to get some cash out of Microsoft, claiming that the company uses its video and wireless technologies in its Xbox 360 console without a licensing agreement in place.
Despite rejecting a settlement offer from Motorola last month, Microsoft is now calling for 'peace' with the Google subsidiary, asking it to settle the dispute outside of court.
"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.
"And we stand ready to pay reasonable compensation for Motorola's patented intellectual property as well.
"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 unavailable for comment at the time of publication. µ
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