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Old 03-30-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft and TomTom settle patent dispute

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Microsoft Corp and Dutch navigation device maker TomTom NV said on Monday they had reached a settlement after more than a year of squabbling over software patents.

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Under the terms of a five-year agreement, Microsoft said TomTom will pay Microsoft for use of the eight car navigation and file management system patents in the case Microsoft brought against TomTom, while Microsoft will be able to use the four patents included in the TomTom countersuit without any payment to TomTom.
As usual, M$ demonstrates that with enough money and lawyers you can make almost anyone submit before your might. Or was it because M$ had 8 and Tomtom had 4 ?


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