Patent penalty against Microsoft increased $25 million

Microsoft willfully infringed on the patents of a small Michigan company and engaged in litigation misconduct in its effort to defend itself, a federal judge ruled Friday...

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Jay da 2KBalla3797d ago

Does anybody really care? This doesnt affect the 360 in anyway. If it was sony I could see this as a big deal for all the previous reports of monetary woes from the company but its microsoft and 25 million is nothing to them.

zypher3797d ago

no. that was $25 million in addition to the $115 million they had to pay a couple of years ago, for a total of $140 million. $140 million may not be much to Bill Gates, but to Microsoft it's still a noticable loss. and why would this be a big deal if it were Sony, but not for Microsoft? if a judge feels that Microsoft says this, "z4 Technologies is a small and irrelevant company that was not worthy of Microsoft's time and attention, even if Microsoft was potentially infringing its patents," then it IS a big deal. it just goes to show that Microsoft can be just as money hungry, arrogant, manipulative and methodical as Sony could ever be.

Jay da 2KBalla3796d ago

I meant it wasnt a big deal financially for microsoft is the richest company in the world. It would be a big deal for son for there have been many articles on the possibility of sony going bankrupt due to all the money poured into cell and their stocks goin down etc.

zypher3796d ago

Microsoft is NOT the richest company in the world. it just so happens to employ two of the richest PEOPLE in the world, but it is not the richest company. Walmart, Sony, Dell, Ford Motors, Exxon Mobil, Citigroup, Hewlett-Packard, these are just a few of the company whose over-all revenue exceeds Microsoft's on an annual basis.

ghostface3797d ago

I would think that 25 millon is a big deal, even to a company like microsoft. I wouldn't think any company would want to give 25 millon away, but hey that just my opinion.

kingboy3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

when it`s sony it`s hahahahah but when it`s microsoft it`s more like uuumm nahh nuttin really compared to what microsoft has..please u take who for lost is money lost..

Jay da 2KBalla3796d ago

no sony fanboy. It would be a big deal for sony for sony doesnt make as much money as does microsoft and their have been many reports of sony constantly losing money: lawsuits, cell, stocks goin down etc.

CAPS LOCK3797d ago

if u didnt care u wouldn't post, now ur going against ur saying, and microsoft earns 70 million a year so it is a big deal.

Jay da 2KBalla3796d ago

um no actually they profit in the bllions annually.

zypher3796d ago

so does Sony, despite what internet rumors may say to the contrary.

Jay da 2KBalla3796d ago

but nowhere near as much as microsoft.

Jay da 2KBalla3796d ago

Its attack of the fanboys.


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