Pr-inside: Microsoft and Autodesk lose their appeal of $158 million patent ruling
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Date: 27 Nov 2007 10:28
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Microsoft Corp. must pay more than $140 million (ยค94.31 million) for infringing on software patents owned by a Michigan-based technology company, a federal appeals court has ruled. Z4 Technologies Inc. sued Microsoft and Autodesk Inc., maker of drafting software, in 2004, claiming the technology they used to activate newly installed software and deter piracy infringed on patents created and owned by David Colvin, the owner of privately held z4.
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