In case you haven't heard, Motorola is trying to cripple Microsoft in court and claim that Microsoft has blatently violated standing patents held by Motorola Mobility in some of the technology that is used in the Xbox 360. This outcome could literally devastate Microsoft's future. Some of the patents that Microsoft apparently violated are technology like wireless connections to the Internet and video compression to speed up transmission of data, amongst others. Motorola Mobility has won already in Germany where now MS products such as Xbox 360's, Windows 7, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player can not be sold within the country.
The troubles for Microsoft though have only gotten worse. A judge today ruled in favor of Motorola Mobility and Judge Shaw has recommended that the ITC ban the import of the 4GB and 250GB Xbox 360 S consoles and prevent further sales with a cease-and-desist order. Further, Microsoft should post a bond equal to 7% of the value of unsold Xbox 360 inventory already in the country.
Oh, btw, Google just bought Motorola Mobility for 12 billion. Interesting.....
So what do you think of Microsoft and how this could shape the future for the company's gaming future???