Software maker Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) was given green signal by an ITC judge of infringing patent rights of US search tycoon Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Motorola Mobility division, according to Bloomberg. Judge David Shaw’s decision was conditional on assessment by a six-member commission.
The clash over the Xbox video game console is associated to the bigger smartphone patent war between Apple (AAPL.O), Microsoft (MSFT) and the mobile phone manufacturer who use Google’s (GOOG) Android software, consisting of its subsidiary Motorola Mobility.
Motorola Mobility blamed Microsoft (MSFT) of violating five patents when it submitted its complaint in 2010. Four have been rejected.
One patent stayed, as per reported by the ITC docket for the case. That patent lets devices to commune wirelessly over short distances.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares are down -0.67% to $28.06 while the stock is traded within the range of $28.05 – $28.35 in the current trading session. In the last 12 months the shares have traded between $26.26 and $32.89. The current session’s volume of 6.14 million shares is lower than their average daily trading volume of 41.36 million shares.
At the current trading session, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares gained +0.43% to $812.80 while The Stock traded within the range of $811.00 – $819.23. In the past year, the stock has traded within a range of $556.52 – $844.00. The current session’s volume of 564,417.00 shares is down from the average daily trading volume of 2.27 million shares.
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