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Microsoft to pay VirnetX $200 million after settling suit

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 May 2010 21:54 User comments (3)

Microsoft to pay VirnetX $200 million after settling suit In March, software giant Microsoft was ordered to pay $106 million in damages to a communications company by a jury overseeing a patent infringement lawsuit.
The company in question was VirnetX, which had claimed that the Microsoft had infringed on two patents held by the company.

The patents in question cover methods for establishing Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

Just two days later, VirnetX filed suit again, trying to get the jury to prove that more Microsoft products infringe on their patents, as well.

Microsoft has now announced it has settled the case for $200 million, and will license the technology going forward.

Both companies said they were satisfied with the resolution of the case.

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3 user comments

117.5.2010 22:25

Good to see MS have to cough up some cash!

217.5.2010 22:27

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Good to see MS have to cough up some cash!
I think they will be okay given the $37 billion they still have in cash haha

317.5.2010 23:05

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Good to see MS have to cough up some cash!
I think they will be okay given the $37 billion they still have in cash haha
Holy fuck give me 100K and I would be set for life >>

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