Motorola Mobility (GOOG) has agreed to license some of its standards-essential patents to Apple...

|By:, SA News Editor

Motorola Mobility (GOOG) has agreed to license some of its standards-essential patents to Apple (AAPL) in Germany. The deal doesn't cover Motorola's non-standards-essential software patents, one of which led to a German iCloud ban, and 7 of which were recently asserted in an ITC complaint. The deal could be a way for Motorola, which is in a better patent position than Android rivals, to appease regulators worried about its use of standards-essential IP in patent suits. (earlier)