The price Microsoft pays for its patents

Microsoft has a standing annual legal bill, we're told, of ~$100 million dollars to defend itself from patent related litigation. Unless the licensing revenue stream easily eclipses that amount, why is the current system worth defending? Why does Microsoft insist on speaking out in defense of a mechanism that appears, if anything, to negatively impact its shareholders? It seems like a flawed equation.

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lockload3403d ago

Defending patents is not about making a profit it is about protecting your space in the market, if you do not enforce patents you lose them