Motorola Wants Details Secret in Microsoft Patent Case


Two weeks before trial in a high-stakes lawsuit pitting Google’s Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a tech company fighting for billions of dollars: a public court proceeding conducted largely in secret. Google, like its counterparts in the smartphone patent wars, is eager to keep sensitive business information under wraps — in this case, the royalty deals that Motorola cuts with other companies on patented technology.

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