Will this Lawsuite be the thing that forces msft hand
The only reason msft gets deeper into bed with nok is if this does not workout for them. I am not saying this will cause msft to buy nok, that is not possible. This might cause a tighter alliance and bigger annual payments.
Microsoft's patent license trial with Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Motorola Mobility began on Nov. 13 in Seattle. Microsoft has claimed that Google is asking too much for its use of Motorola's patents for 802.11 wireless and H.264 video technology. Historically, Microsoft has argued that $1 million annually is a fair price to pay for this technology used in the Xbox and smartphones. Motorola has maintained that the patents are valued closer to $4 billion. The Seattle Times among others is covering this story.