The latest victory in the global technology IP wars has gone to Microsoft (MSFT) after a Seattle...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

The latest victory in the global technology IP wars has gone to Microsoft (MSFT) after a Seattle judge ruled that it only has to pay $1.8M a year to Motorola for its industry standard media-streaming and WiFi patents rather than the almost $1B that the Google (GOOG) unit was demanding. The decision has established for the first time how much a patent holder can charge for industry standard IP.