Microsoft Corporation v. Motorola, Inc, et al

Filing 40

Filed (ECF) Appellants General Instrument Corporation and Motorola Mobility, Inc. citation of supplemental authorities. Date of service: 08/16/2012. [8288978] (KMS)

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quinn emanuel trial lawyers | new york 51 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10010-1601 | TEL: (212) 849-7000 FAX: (212) 849-7100 WRITER’S DIRECT DIAL NO. (212) 849-7327 WRITER’S INTERNET ADDRESS August 16, 2012 VIA ECF Molly C. Dwyer Clerk of the Court U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit James R. Browning Courthouse 95 7th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Re: Microsoft Corp. v. Motorola, Inc. et al., No. 12-35352 Argument Scheduled for September 11, 2012 Dear Ms. Dwyer: Defendants-Appellants (“Motorola”) hereby respond to Microsoft’s 28(j) letter of August 6, 2012, which quoted Motorola’s motion for partial summary judgment below. Contrary to Microsoft’s interpretation, Motorola did not there concede that the district court properly enjoined Motorola from enforcing its German patents in German courts. Motorola argued below, as here, that no injunction may issue absent a finding that Motorola breached its RAND licensing obligations. No such breach has been found, nor can one be found based simply on what Microsoft contends was too high a preliminary offer by Motorola. Motorola Br. 29-32; Reply Br. 9-12. Moreover, nothing in the motion below concedes the district court’s authority to enjoin the enforcement of a foreign patent infringement judgment, now or later. The German proceedings concern Microsoft’s current and continuing patent infringement absent a license, a problem that will persist unless and until the proceedings below determine that Microsoft is entitled to a license. quinn emanuel urquhart & sullivan, llp LOS ANGELES | 865 South Figueroa Street, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017-2543 | TEL (213) 443-3000 FAX (213) 443-3100 California Street, 22nd Floor, San Francisco, California 94111-4788 | TEL (415) 875-6600 FAX (415) 875-6700 SILICON VALLEY | 555 Twin Dolphin Drive, 5th Floor, Redwood Shores, California 94065-2139 | TEL (650) 801-5000 FAX (650) 801-5100 CHICAGO | 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 2450, Chicago, Illinois 60661-2510 | TEL (312) 705-7400 FAX (312) 705-7401 SAN FRANCISCO | 50 WASHINGTON, DC | 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 825, Washington, District of Columbia 20004-2400 | TEL (202) 538-8000 FAX (202) 538-8100 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EG, United Kingdom | TEL +44 20 7653 2000 FAX +44 20 7653 2100 TOKYO | NBF Hibiya Building, 25F, 1-1-7, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, Japan | TEL +81 3 5510 1711 FAX +81 3 5510 1712 MANNHEIM | Mollstraße 42, 68165 Mannheim, Germany | TEL +49 621 43298 6000 FAX +49 621 43298 6100 MOSCOW | Paveletskaya Plaza, Paveletskaya Square, 2/3, 115054 Moscow, Russia | TEL +7 499 277 1000 FAX +7 499 277 1001 LONDON | 16 HAMBURG | An der Alster 3, 20099 Hamburg, Germany | TEL +49 40 89728 7000 FAX +49 40 89728 7100 Motorola Br. 26-29; Reply Br. 12-14. And any permanent injunction would be limited to Motorola’s U.S. patents, as foreign patents are subject exclusively to the laws and courts of the issuing country. Reply Br. 24-25. Motorola’s position on this point is of record below. See Dist Ct. Dkt No. 248 at 16 (“[E]ven if the Court were to find for Microsoft on the merits and determine it was proper to issue an Order enjoining Motorola from refusing to license sales in the United States at particular rates[,] ... Microsoft points to nothing to rebut the strong presumption against courts projecting their authority extraterritorially ....”). Finally, even if an injunction after trial might square with comity, the preliminary injunction here does not, for it bases its finding of irreparable harm to Microsoft on its denigration of Germany’s Orange Book procedures. Motorola Br. 37-41; Reply Br. 18-19. Nor would this injunction be occasioned after trial: if Microsoft secures a license, that would itself constitute a complete defense before the German court. Motorola Br. 7-9. For these reasons and consistent with its positions here, Motorola does not concede any basis for enjoining enforcement of the German patents. Respectfully submitted, Kathleen M. Sullivan cc: Counsel for Microsoft Corp. via ECF 2

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