Fudzilla: "A Texas jury has ordered Microsoft cough up $200 million dollars to a Canadian company for patent infringement."
http://n4g.com/industrynews... $388 mil + $200 mil= $588 million in less than to two weeks, WOW, MS really needs to find a better lawyer.
agreed i know some people say stuff like oh its M$ the have billions that's nothing but to any major corporation loosing millions is a no no
@qface - The only people who say that are 12 year olds that think just because Bill Gates is the richest man in the world (which he isn't), his company can afford to lose money like this. $588 Million in a recession, with a badly performing Operating system (although I think Vista is ok), and RROD/E74 errors still happening is bad for MS. It won't stop MS, but everything seems to be going wrong for them. Also this story is going to get super hot.
too bad he's taken by Nintendo :D
Losing millions is never a good thing, that is true. Now honestly looking in the patent office isn't very hard, I've registered a few ideas myself and I'll tell you there is always 20 patents filed for the same idea. This makes me think microsoft just doesn't care and goes with it anyways, fines be damned. For a company that makes 50 billion in a down yr, these fines are something that it will have to live with. Oh, I said i right btw, 50 BILLION. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/... Well ok I lied, 48.82 Billion, I guess rounding up more than a billion dollars is a little crazy
588 mill? you guys shouldn't be worried about that. that kind of money is pocket change to microsoft. well, pocket change that comes from the pockets of all them gold members ;D. microsoft should thank you guys for covering those fines :D
Actually, Bill Gates is currently the richest person in the world...again
@kcdude Ugggh you are right. just looked it up on forbes. Good call. what happened Buffett??
LOL caught for stealing something from Sony again I bet.
read the fracking article before commenting, this has to do with something in word, meaning most likely Microsoft Word... actualy article comment "I4i took Microsoft to the cleaners after it violated a patent held by her company in its Word processing programs" so whatever that is, has nothing to do with sony. And its not as if Sony hasn't been sued and lost millions also.
what has this article got to do with gaming? its about a patent infringement on a word processor
That's why it's under Industry News and not Gaming. Newsflash, Microsoft is involved in the gaming business and as such, news about them as a corporation is suitable to be posted on N4G.
Ouchies. Pretty sure that Microsoft will appeal this one too.
dont people read first. its a WORD PROCESSOR infringment.
I read it. Microsoft still has to cough up $200 million if they don't appeal it quick enough.
What is your point about it being for a word processor infringement? Does that mean Microsoft doesn't have to pay? It still affects them no matter if it's for a game console infringement, or an OS infringement, or a word processor infringement.
That's why this article is published under Industry News. Duh.
Maybe, but it's not about the videogame industry. This is about word processing. This relates to Microsoft's enterprise software division, not their gaming division. To say that it belongs here by extension because Microsoft has a gaming division is foolish. That's like posting news every time Sony releases a new Walkman, or series of TVs, or home theatre system. But we don't see that do we? No, the reason this was posted is because it's bad news for the Microsoft Corporation and thus a reason for fanboys to get riled up. It's just more flame-bait.
Exactly why we do not get Sony Walkman or movie studio articles... The thing is MS will always hold most by the [email protected] if they use windows and just pass these fines unto the consumer. If you rely on windows, what else you gonna do?
heheh. microsoft are always good for a laugh.
Ms earns 200 million a day....
do they now? funny because if they did, why would they post annual profits of just $10bn... seems a lot less that $200mn a day to me, or am i doing the math wrong?
no they dont!!!M$'s new hobby is getting sued!
OH HAPPY DAYS! another nail to the coffin
but but bu... M$ has infinite money
200 million is like 5$ to you and me. Don't get your hopes up too much.
so... Sony is not always the one who pay lol
this seems to happen often to them. I suggest they get out of gameing and focus on what they are known for.
That's over a billion dollars in fines just this year! No company - Microsoft included can afford to keep getting this many fines. The 1990's are over Microsoft! The days of bullying other companies without consequence ended with the 90's!
When a company gets really big and successful like Microsoft or Samsung or Motorola, smaller corporations try to get in on their success by filing as many frivolous lawsuits as possible until something sticks and the payout is worth it. Even Sony gets sued over little infractions. They're not really evil, these little companies with nothing to lose are leeches.
MS has been under ALOOOOOOT of pressure from all these lawsuits lately. i no dey hav infinitez moniez, but dis haz gut 2 stop.
Try searching "more evil than Satan himself" on google, u will get MS on top of the list.
MS Office was not orignal, it was stolen/bought out technology. When I was studying Computing A-Level I found out the old programs. Everytime MS looses a lawsuit, consumers gain.
I'M JUST GETTING REALLY, REALLY SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THESE SMALL TIMER COMPANIES SUING OUR BIG 3 GAME COMPANIES FOR LOTS LOTS OF BILLIONS JUST BECAUSE GAME CONSOLES MAKES MORE MONEY THEN SOME INVENTORS/SOFTWARE/HARDWARE COMPANIES DO IN THEIR HOLE LIFE. JUST BECAUSE U SEE SOMEONE SUES A MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY THINKS U CAN BE THE NEXT PERSON UP TO SUE THEM I DON'T THINK SO. YOU INVENTORS/COMPANIES JUST WANT FREE MONEY. GOVT NEEDS TO WORK AND PASS A LAW FOR TO MAKE BETTER STRONGER INFRINGEMENT RIGHTS, FOR GAMING COMPANIES, SO NO ONE GETS SUED. IT'S JUST PLAIN STUPID FOR THEM TO GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES.
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