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Microsoft to pay $200 million in patent dispute

By Jos
May 17, 2010
  1. Microsoft has agreed to pay $200 million to settle a long-running patent infringement case over the use of VirnetX's virtual private networking (VPN) technology on the software giant's products. That amount represents a substantial markup from the $105.7 million legal judgment initially leveled against Microsoft in the case, back in March.

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  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Where do you live?
     
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,511   +314

    It sounds like a pack of thieves (i4i Lawyers, Judge) that seem to be able to extract money from the big guy (Microsoft). I wonder if there is something they are not telling us?
     
  4. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Big companies like Microsoft need to be reminded that They live in a country where patents are worse than Breaking and Entering, Grand Theft Auto and Rape. Unfortunately its ridiculously hard to prove you are innocent in a patent case. There is information Missing, But Microsoft Deserved it if they lost. IF you're a giant you cannot be gentle, Take Apple for instance, Seems like they're Suing Everyone For Patent's.
     
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 913   +22

    Whatever happened to the injunction preventing them from selling Office 2007? I guess microsoft just ignored the court.
     
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