While Microsoft agreed to pay $26 million in 2003 to settle the dispute, the company also made a deal in which it was promised $15 million in the event that Immersion settled with Sony as well. Much later, in 2007, Sony and Immersion finally settled for the whopping sum of $121 million, but Immersion refused to pay and thus was sued.
Well, the dispute has finally come to an end, with a deal that in the end has enabled Microsoft to get much of its money back. Turns out that today’s settlement resulted in Immersion making a one-time payment of $20.75 million to Microsoft and enrolling in Microsoft’s Certified Partner Program. Additional terms of the settlement are confidential.