A United States International Trade Commission Judge, David Shaw, has determined that Microsoft’s home console does not violate Motorola’s patents. The company’s vice president, as can be expected, is pleased with the judge’s decision. “We are pleased with the Administrative Law Judge’s finding that Microsoft did not violate Motorola’s patent and are confident that this determination will be affirmed by the Commission.”

Google is allowed to request the commission’s decision be overturn, thus enacting an import ban on Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Google spokesperson Matt Kallman expressed the company’s disappointment in the judgment. “We are disappointed with today’s determination and look forward to the full Commission’s review.”

Microsoft had previously declined a settlement offer by Motorola that would have the company pay a royalty fee of 2.25 on each Xbox 360 sold. Seems like Microsoft made the right call by declining!

Source: GameSpot , Image Source: Hardware Zone

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