A story that's been brewing since 2010 just took an interesting turn: a judge from the US International Trade Commission agrees that Microsoft's Xbox 360 infringes upon five patents held by Motorola, mostly related to video codecs. Note this is just a preliminary ruling and it'll take more decisive court action before anything drastic happens. [ITC]
Judge Thinks Xbox 360 Infringes On Multiple Patents
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