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Friday April 26, 2013

Judge: Motorola's Patents Aren't Worth $4B A Year

A judge has ruled that Motorola's patents aren't worth the $4 billion a year the company was demanding from Microsoft. The new number? $1.8 million a year.

The new figures place the value of the combined patent portfolios far below the $4 billion a year the initially-proposed royalty rate would have garnered; all told, the court's new figures result in just under $1.8 million in yearly royalties. While still a huge drop, that number is more than half a million dollars per year more than what Microsoft had said appropriate royalty rates were.

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