A Seattle jury today hit Motorola with a $14 to $15 million damages award for bad faith in negotiating to license patents that Microsoft's Xbox and Windows products infringe.

The dispute involved patents that Microsoft holds on technologies relating to wireless local area networks and video coding.

Two standard-setting organizations (SSOs) incorporated the Motorola technologies into standards that they set — H.264 and 802.11

You may have noticed that Blawgletter hasn't posted much since early May.  The following tells you why:

DALLAS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — Susman Godfrey lawyers led a trial team that cleared Luminant of charges that the company breached a major power supply contract with Alcoa and acted in bad faith.

Alcoa claimed that Luminant