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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : Microsoft Stung again
   posted by The_Editor on 1-Jan-2004 18:19:34 (1727 reads)
Microsoft has settled a patent infringement case by cutting a licensing deal and paying the plaintiff $60 million.

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But Redmond is unlikely to be in deficit for very long. In the summer Microsoft hired the senior IBM executive who created Big Blue's patent licensing program. Last month, for the first time, Redmond began a commercial IP licensing program beginning with the FAT and FAT32 file systems still widely used by consumer device manufacturers.


It appears to me as though Microsoft are going to try and patent the competition into submission, or at least force licensing fees !!

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Re: Microsoft Stung again
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Bah!

At least Microsoft is supporting the rather nasty trend of IP litigation which it no doubt is trying to break into, if not monopolise. It's almost noble of them.

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