Computerworld: Microsoft wins patent suit
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Date: 16 Nov 2007 09:19
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Microsoft won a patent dispute this week over technology that helps computers boot up faster. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, charged Microsoft with infringing on U.S. patent 5933630, which was issued in 1999 to Acceleration Software International Corp. The suit asked the court to award the patent holder $2.50 per copy of Windows XP sold in the U.S. By Microsoft's account, that could have amounted to between $600 million and $900 million.
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