Microsoft ordered to pay $388m patent infringement damages

by admin April 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm

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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