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Uniloc v. Microsoft (2009, USA)

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Microsoft was ordered to pay US$388 million in damages to Uniloc for their patent US5,490,216 on "software activation". This was overturned on appeal.[1][2]

Uniloc has since been suing other companies.[3]

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  1. http://www.theage.com.au/technology/biz-tech/aussie-inventors-445m-microsoft-windfall-wiped-out-20090930-gc77.html
  2. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10215680-56.html
  3. "Uniloc Keeps Filing Software Suits, and NPE Patents Fare Poorly at Trial". http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202472539503. "In a pair of lawsuits filed within days of the Federal Circuit argument, Uniloc accused a total of 27 software companies of infringing the '216 patent. The new suits are in addition to four other complaints that Uniloc has filed since last November, bringing to 73 the total number of companies sued over the '216 patent. More than 25 of those suits have settled, according to the company." 


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