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Immersion Paying Microsoft $21 Million

1up.com writes "My how the tables have turned. Instead of receiving money from a lawsuit, Immersion now has to pay some out. Ars Technica reports the company has agreed to pay Microsoft a cool $21 million as part of the settlement the parties reached over Immersion's original force feedback suit.
Back in 2002 Immersion sued both Sony and Microsoft for infringing upon US patents 6,424,333 and 6,275,213. Microsoft agreed to settle out of court with one of the stipulations being they would receive a payment should Immersion prevail in its suit against Sony. Immersion, of course, finally won the suit in March 2007, which supposedly lost Sony $90 million...and as a result triggered a $15 million payment to Microsoft.

Unfortunately for Immersion, Microsoft felt that amount wasn't adequate and sued Immersion for breach of contract shortly thereafter. Regarding the suit, Microsoft associate general counsel Steve Aeschbacher said "We entered into a binding licensing agreement with Immersion and are asking to have that agreement honored."

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7h3ultim8p003308d ago

lol owned.

You don't fck with microsoft's money

IzKyD13313308d ago

yeah, its not like there short of it anyway ;)

mikeslemonade3308d ago

Screw you Microsoft and your corrupt ways!

rroded3308d ago

sigh so they made a deal for them to sue sony then turned around and sued em for more
no wonder ms can afford to put out nothing but crud products

rroded3307d ago

so many ms fanbois got half a dozen ignores on this n lost a bubble lol.

so let me add the 360 shouldve been recalled and vista should never have seen the light of day.

disagree if you want add me to your ignore debubble me if it makes u feel better. But have the guts to leave a reply at least.

TheMurderer3307d ago

It's always funny when fanboy's use the term fanboy (or in your case, "fanboi"). How are these places supposed to be considered communities unless we, the residents, can at least be civil with each other? People like you exist solely in these places to badmouth other consoles and praise your own, when each has it's own set of strengths and weaknesses. You don't deserve to be here.

Bnet3433308d ago

lol immersion = counter pwned!!!! thanks for the rumble!!!!

xhairs93308d ago

Microsoft never fails - money first, and well, money second too!

If I had a nickel, or...even a penny! for every time Microsoft sued someone for money and made deals for money and spent money for money and money this money that, I'd be rich.

Kami3308d ago (Edited 3308d ago )

My money is mine, your money is mine, everybody money will be mine.

BLuKhaos3308d ago (Edited 3308d ago )

and then sued by MS for every cent you made lol.

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