Microsoft v Motorola judge criticises recent UK Unwired Planet SEP licensing decision 19 Sep 17
US district court judge James Robart has taken aim at the decision handed down by Justice Colin Birss in the high profile London High Court SEP/FRAND case of Unwired Planet v Huawei, decided earlier this year. Speaking at the annual IPO meeting in San Francisco yesterday, Robart – who issued the famous Microsoft v Motorola decision in 2013 and sits in the Western District of Washington - said that Birss was wrong to offer specific royalty rates for the technology in question, rather than offering a range, and stated that he did not expect the judgment to be particularly influential in US courthouses.
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