NetworkWorld: A 10-piece sampler from Microsoft's gushing patent pipeline
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Date: 16 Mar 2009 13:49
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But the company this week also saw the knife cut the other way when Paltalk, a company that specializes in Internet chat service, sued Microsoft for $90 million over alleged patent infringement related to technologies used in Halo that lets users host and participate in online games. But Microsoft is clearly “beginning to treat its burgeoning patent portfolio as a revenue-generating business,” analyst firm Gartner said last week. Gartner also said it has little doubt that Microsoft will switch to playing offense with its patent interests. With the economic downturn continuing, Microsoft is not alone in protecting its commercial interests and exploring ways to garner revenue.
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