This matter is before the court on Plaintiff Microsoft Corporation’s (“Microsoft”)motion for summary judgment (“Microsoft’s Motion”) for breach of contract (MicrosoftMot. (Dkt. # 236)), and Defendants Motorola, Inc., Motorola Mobility, Inc., and GeneralInstrument Corporation’s (collectively, “Motorola”) motion for summary judgment(“Motorola’s Motion”) that Microsoft repudiated its rights to the contract (Motorola Mot.(Dkt. # 231)).
The court heard the oral argument of counsel on May 7, 2012, and hasconsidered all pleadings on file, including: (1) Microsoft’s Motion (Microsoft Mot.) andall attachments thereto; (2) Motorola’s response to Microsoft’s Motion (Motorola Resp.(Dkt. # 274)) and all attachments thereto; (3) Microsoft’s reply in support of its motion(Microsoft Reply (Dkt. # 284)) and all attachments thereto; (4) Motorola’s Motion(Motorola Mot.) and all attachments thereto; (5) Microsoft’s opposition to Motorola’sMotion (Microsoft Resp. (Dkt. # 269)) and all attachments thereto; and (6) Motorola’sreply in support of its motion (Motorola Reply (Dkt. # 290)). Being fully advised, thecourt DENIES Microsoft’s Motion (Dkt. # 236) and DENIES Motorola’s Motion (Dkt. #231).
While the parties in this action have both filed affirmative claims, because (as explainedherein) Microsoft filed the complaint initiating the instant action, for purposes of this order, thecourt refers to Microsoft as the “plaintiff.”
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