Motorola denied Microsoft injunction

A Seattle judge has dismissed Motorola Mobility's request for an injunction on Microsoft products a they may infringe standard essential patents. 

The ruling is part of a broader case over how much a patent holder can charge for technology considered part of an industry standard. 

Federal Judge James Robart ruled that since both sides have agreed to license the technology and no injunction is necessary. 

Microsoft and Motorola have until the 14th of this month to file post-trial briefs in the case. 

Judge Robart will then make a final ruling. 

His final decision in the patent case will be widely watched as it will clarify one area of the increasingly contentious relationships between technology companies, particularly in mobile computing where standards need to be shared.