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Judge orders Microsoft to pay $1.5 billion in patent suit

A federal court judge has ordered Microsoft Corp. to make good on a $1.5 billion patent verdict originally delivered by a jury against the company in February.Judge Rudi Brewster said in an order filed in U.S. District Court for Southern California Monday that Microsoft pay Alcatel-Lucent the sizable award for infringing two patents related to digital audio, or MP3 technology.The jury in the same trial originally delivered its verdict Feb. 22.Brewster said in the filing that the award, split evenly between the two patents, was based on Microsoft's sales of products including related technology such as versions of its Windows Media Player....

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SmokeyMcBear3647d ago

im pretty sure bill has that in his wallet right now.

kingofps33647d ago (Edited 3647d ago )

I am beginning to doubt if we are going to see a next-next gen version of the Xbox if Microsoft gets killed with all these lawsuits :) / :(
Also, don’t kill me with negative feedback. I am happy that the video game industry is healthy and moving forward. Thanks to mostly Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony (alphabetical order) and all the publishers and developers.

calderra3647d ago

I'm pretty sure that Gates pays more than this in taxes every year. Heh.

specialguest3647d ago (Edited 3647d ago )

Speaking of taxes, I use to work for a large Real Estate company in the tax department and I looked up Bill Gates annual house tax. He pays around $550,000+ in house tax each year and that's just for one of his mansions. Pretty crazy how filthy rich he is.

BubblesDAVERAGE3647d ago

Thats a lot for bill too.1.5 bill.

cuco333647d ago

annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd another group of patent attorneys grow richer and make another industry shakey due to greed

Black Republican3647d ago

this is very old. i heard about this situation how long ago???
and this has nothing to do with the xbox360/gaming.

so anybody saying something about x360 shut up in advance.

anh_duong3647d ago (Edited 3647d ago )

this means the xbox360 sucks ass compared to the ps3 and will thus lose the nextgen war
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JUST KIDDING! chill dude, no need to have such a complex about ps3 fanboys. HMM. i just found your defensive post funny. it's like: don't anyone dare diss my precious xbox360. my precious. personally, i haven't got anything against the xbox360 so don't take it personally, okay??

XxZxX3647d ago

Jumpman, the N4G very own miss cleo. The future reader. The judge just order the result today, and you already knew it.

Can I know the lottery number for next week please. Oohh That will be california superlotto.

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