Google plans to appeal a court ruling that sided with Microsoft and involved patent royalties related to video-compression and Wi-Fi technology. Microsoft received $14.5 million in damages. "The verdict could help the two companies resolve a dispute over patent royalties for both fundamental technologies in electronic devices and features that make them easier to use. More broadly, the case is one front in a global debate on how to handle patents that relate to technology included in industry standards used by all manufacturers," Todd Shields and Susan Decker write.

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