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2012-07-23 21:56:48

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the weekend Minecraft game developer Markus Persson, who is also known by the moniker "notch" had an interesting wake-up call. He tweeted the event. "Step 1: Wake up. Step 2: Check email. Step 3: See we're being sued for patent infringement. Step 4: Smile." DRM tech firm Uniloc is suing Minecraft's parent company Mojang, as reported by the blog Boing Boing. Mojang is actually among a group of 10 game developers, which also includes...

2011-01-05 09:29:23

An appeals court confirmed that Microsoft did infringe upon a Uniloc USA patent for anti-piracy technology, but ruled that the $388 million awarded to the Irvine, California-based company was "fundamentally tainted" and ordered a new trial to reassess damages. The original lawsuit, filed by Uniloc in October 2003, accused Microsoft of violating their patents in their Windows XP operating system and in some of their Office-brand productivity software programs, Bloomberg reporter Victoria...

2009-09-30 17:41:31

A federal judge in Rhode Island overturned a record patent infringement judgment, a $388 million fine Microsoft Corp. no longer has to pay. U.S. District Judge William Smith overturned the April jury verdict that said Microsoft had infringed on a patent issued to software company Uniloc. The patent involves a program that prohibits users from downloading licensed software on more than one computer, Seattlepi.com reported Wednesday. Uniloc claimed Microsoft used the patented material in...

2009-04-09 09:19:05

A federal jury commanded US software company Microsoft to pay 388 million dollars to the company Uniloc for breaching an anti-piracy software patent controlled by the company on Wednesday. The payout was awarded by a jury reviewing the case in Rhode Island. The jury forced Microsoft to reimburse Uniloc for infringing on exclusive rights for a security algorithm controlled by Uniloc. The grievance was made by Uniloc Singapore Private Ltd and Uniloc USA Inc. in October 2003. Uniloc blamed...

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