NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - Google Inc will have to make do with the low rate it must offer Microsoft Corp to use some of its Motorola Mobility patents after a U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled the licensing rate had been properly set.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge properly determined the patents’ value even though the royalty rate was only a fraction of what Motorola had asked for. Google sold the Motorola handset business to Lenovo last year, but kept its patents. (Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)