Largest Ever Patent Ruling Overturned, Microsoft Saves $388 Million



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Black Lable 69

Globalization=being more careful with
every step to not add more money to everyone else coffers.



Why the judge all of a sudden changed his mind.... hmm..................



Another big issue with the heck a jury was allowed to determine the fine for this case. What in the world does the jury know about patent law and economics that allows them to determine the value of the award (if any). Are they really even educated on this subject? If not, why are we letting uninformed people decide the actual amounts?

 Obviously, as shown in this case, the Jamie Thomas and the Tennanbaum case, the juries really got in wrong. How much more of this absurdity needs to happen before we realize that before we let these people decide things in court, that they need to be impartially educated about the subjects first?



"We are disappointed by the decision the trial judge has made to overturn the jury's unanimous verdict in Uniloc's patent infringement case against Microsoft," Davis said in a statement sent to "We believe that the jury's verdict in April was thoughtful, well reasoned and supported by the evidence presented. Since the patent status remains unchanged, Uniloc will continue to protect its intellectual property and appeal the Judge's decision to override the jury's verdict to the US Court of Appeals. We are confident that Uniloc will ultimately prevail."



 Judge William Smith?

Is our Editor in Cheif moonlighting?

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Score one for microsoft! Booya!



People shouldn't be allowed to patent ideas as vague and often used as that.

If they keep allowing stupid patents like this someone is going to try to patent walking, or some random thing.

"Your breathing to fast, I patented breathing faster then X breaths per minute"

There are to many stupid patents.



Or blinking for that matter. Lol

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