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Microsoft Loses VirnetX Patent Case

VirnetX is in the money--or it should be soon enough given its big win over Microsoft in a patent case this week . Those ol' Tyler Roses were in bloom for a patent plaintiff again, as a Texas jury awarded VirnetX almost $106 million and said that Microsoft had infringed on patents related to VPN technology. We can hear the open source crowd laughing (again) from here--you live by the patent and die by the patent, eh, Microsoft? Well, die is a very strong word--Microsoft can produce $106 million the way we at RCPU can produce pocket lint. But know this: If you're sued for patent infringement in Tyler, Texas, just settle or something because you are going to lose.

Posted by Lee Pender on 03/18/2010 at 1:22 PM


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