VirnetX sues Microsoft again over the same patents

By Matthew ยท 14 replies
Mar 19, 2010
  1. Only a few days after successfully suing Microsoft for $105.8 million, VirnetX has hauled the software giant back into court over the same two VPN-related patents (6,502,135 and 7,188,180). Expanding on its previous suit, VirnetX claims that its technology was used illegally in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The prior case covered Windows XP and Vista, along with Office and services like Windows Messenger.

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  2. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Microsoft is gonna run out of money just from lawsuits.
  3. serves them right... lol
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    :) $105 million is chump change in the grand scheme of things.
  5. mv670

    mv670 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    I thought we were in a recession and companys are getting sued like crazy!
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    They're sueing the bigger guys for the money to get themselves out of trouble caused by the recession! Really its quite smart but surely sueing the same company a fews after the last one was settled is taking the piss just a little bit? if I was the judge I would make sure mIcrosoft won and the other company was forced to pay back the money they got from the last trial just because they're taking the p*ss.
  7. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    I actually feel bad for Microsoft. So many companies and groups sue them just to get a piece of their success. If they actually did infringe on the patents then I suppose they are in the wrong, but honestly, what was VirnetX planning to do with the patents it holds anyhow? After doing a quick Google search on VirnetX, I see one of the top links is one that claims the future of the entire company depends on this lawsuit with Microsoft. What a failure of a company.
  8. buendia

    buendia TS Rookie Posts: 29

    It's tough to be the big one, don't you think? Everyone wants a piece of you.
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,656   +1,095

    @Docnoq: it's only natural that they get sued. Microsoft made billions from selling office and windows. If they truly used those patents then wouldn't it have been easier to buy them from their respective owners for a few millions? (a few tens in the worst case - but better than what they are paying now).
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,983   +2,527

    VirnetX, are they a division of Rambus.....?
  11. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Aw... two consecutive sues against Microsoft by VirnetX... Hope they'll just donate the 2nd penalty...
  12. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Yet another case of patent sue, As I stated in the Apple patent sue post I believe a reform is needed or everyone else in the future will start sue for every patent they can make.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,983   +2,527

    Perhaps you might learn English composition, and then attend law school.
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I would be more than mildly amused if all of VirnetX's M$ Windows licenses were mysteriously revoked, though I doubt they would share in my laughter.
  15. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Microsoft is being sued a million times over, companies are waiting in line to take them to court.
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