Microsoft Stung again
Date 1-Jan-2004 22:18:12
Topic: Miscellaneous News
|Microsoft has settled a patent infringement case by cutting a licensing deal and paying the plaintiff $60 million. |
|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 !!
Story taken from The Reg