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May 18 2010   1:51AM GMT

Microsoft = $200M for VirnetX

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

VirnetX says that Microsoft infringed on 2 patents, the 2 technologies were used in Windows XP and Vista.

A Texas jury ruled March 16 that Microsoft willfully infringed on two VirnetX patents pertaining to the use of secure  communication links between computing  devices. The jury recommended to the U.S. District Court that VirnetX be awarded $105.75 million in damages.

Days later VirnetX filed another lawsuit saying that Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 also infringed on the same patents… this led to the 200 million dollar settlement to basically buy the patents. Oh Microsoft when will you learn to say please? :)

-NS

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