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Microsoft settles with VirnetX for $200 million

updated 09:25 am EDT, Mon May 17, 2010

Microsoft pays $200m settlement to VirtnetX

Microsoft has settled two lawsuits filed against it by VirnetX for $200 million. The Windows developer will now get a patent license from VirnetX relating to the VPN networking capability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. In mid-March, Microsoft was ordered to pay nearly $106 million to VirnetX for infringing the VirnetX patents.

More details of the settlement have not been revealed in the federal Texas court. Two patents were infringed upon, including "transparently" creating a computer-to-computer connection and using a secure DNS server to create a link. The technology had supposedly been used in platforms from Windows XP to Vista, the Office software suite and the Windows Messenger service.




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