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Microsoft and Motorola file to keep case details private

  • Microsoft and Google Motorola Mobility unit have asked a federal judge in Seattle to keep details from their recent trial private from the public.

    The case centered on the value of technology patents and the two companies' attempts at a settlement.

    Microsoft and Motorola, acquired by Google earlier this year, are in the process of preparing post-trial briefs to present to a judge as he decides the outcome of last month’s week-long trial to determine what Microsoft should pay Motorola for use of wireless technology used in its Xbox game console and other products.

    In a filing with the Western District of Washington federal court in Seattle on Friday, Microsoft and Motorola requested the judge to allow them to file parts of their post-trial submissions under seal and redact those details in the public record.

    The details include terms of Motorola's licenses with third parties and Microsoft's business and marketing plans for future products.