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[TH] Microsoft Loses $290 Million in Patent Battle Fail

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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/msf....html#xtor=999

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The Supreme Court decided that Microsoft would have to pay the $290 million charge that a jury deemed suitable for a patent infringement against Toronto-based software company i4i.
Article with more info on i4i and the lawsuit: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...rticle2053417/ (Thanks to Lawcheehung)
Edited by Red Rabbit - 6/12/11 at 4:51pm
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I was actually rooting for MS this time.
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Lol that's incredibly dumb. i4i makes money by buying patents and suing corporations for infringement when they feel the patent has been violated.
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I was fairly confident of i4i's victory, they had some seriously damning internal emails of MS employees on record.

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Lol that's incredibly dumb. i4i makes money by buying patents and suing corporations for infringement when they feel the patent has been violated.
You should really read up about this lawsuit.
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Too bad for MS.
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Too bad for MS.
I don't feel bad for them at all
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Now, hopefully a certain other computer giant will lose some patent battles too :3
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Lol that's incredibly dumb. i4i makes money by buying patents and suing corporations for infringement when they feel the patent has been violated.
i see you read the person's post on that link rather than the actual lawsuit.
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