Microsoft ordered to pay $388m patent infringement damages
Astonishingly, Microsoft plans appeal
Microsoft was slapped with a $388m patent infringement fine yesterday, following a lengthy legal row with anti-piracy software vendor Uniloc.
Redmond said it was disappointed with the verdict and added it planned to appeal.
The long-running lawsuit was originally brought by Uniloc USA and its Singapore-based parent company in 2003, in which the firm alleged Microsoft had infringed its patented technology for its software activation methods.
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