Microsoft lost patent infringement case in East Texas

On Mar16, a Texas jury recommended Microsoft pay VirnetX $105.75 million for willfully infringing on two VirnetX networking patents which VirnetX claims Microsoft used without licensing in Windows Server 2003, XP, Vista, Live Communications Server, Windows Messenger, Office Communicator and various versions of Office. Microsoft is appealing the verdict. Here’s the statement from Kevin Kutz: […]

On Mar16, a Texas jury recommended Microsoft pay VirnetX $105.75 million for willfully infringing on two VirnetX networking patents which VirnetX claims Microsoft used without licensing in Windows Server 2003, XP, Vista, Live Communications Server, Windows Messenger, Office Communicator and various versions of Office. Microsoft is appealing the verdict. Here’s the statement from Kevin Kutz: “We are disappointed by the jury’s verdict. We respect others’ intellectual property, and we believe the evidence demonstrated that we do not infringe and the patents are invalid. We believe the award of damages is legally and factually unsupported, so we will ask the court to overturn the verdict.”

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