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Google's Motorola Mobility drops two key patents from case against Microsoft

Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filled a motion [text] Tuesday with the International Trade Commission [official website] to drop two key patents from it case against Microsoft. The claim alleges that Microsoft infringed [Reuters report] on Motorola Mobility's patents related to technology used in the Xbox. The withdrawal of the claim is required in an agreement Google made with the Federal Trade Commission [official website] last week. One patent still remains in the complaint.

Google is involved in several different patent disputes with multiple other companies around the world. Last month the ITC ruled [JURIST report] for Apple in patent dispute with Google. In August Motorola Mobility sued [JURIST report] Apple for patent infringement. Last February Apple filed a suit [JURIST report] against Motorola in the US District Court for the Southern District of California [official website] seeking an injunction to stop the company from bringing patent claims against Apple in Germany. That suit was thrown out with prejudice [JURIST report] in June. Apple had brought two separate lawsuits [JURIST report] against Motorola in October of last year alleging that several of Motorola's products infringe six patents owned by Apple.

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