Antitrust Partner Discusses Google's Patent Litigation

Daily Journal (California) | September.06.2013

Antitrust & competition partner Jay Jurata was interviewed by the Daily Journal about Google’s recent lack of patent litigation success, in light of a Seattle jury finding that Google failed to negotiate in good faith with Microsoft over licensing its standard essential patents.

Jurata said that following its Motorola acquisition, Google overplayed its hand by seeking excessive royalties from willing licensees on essential patents.

"That is why you have the competition authorities coming down on standard essential patents, because it was such a blatant and high-profile overreaching by Google,” added Jurata.