Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Z4 renews legal attack against Microsoft

updated 04:30 pm EST, Fri November 30, 2007

Z4 files second MS lawsuit

Having only yesterday won $140 million in damages from Microsoft, Z4 Technologies has today renewed its legal assault, filing another lawsuit. The second suit is an extension of the first, charging that the same product activation patents found to be violated earlier were also broken in the creation of Office and Windows Vista. Microsoft insists that it has done nothing wrong, and is now reviewing the case; the company's odds may not be good however, as legal precedent is already on Z4's side.

InfoWorld notes that Microsoft has also not endeared itself to the courts. It was originally asked to pay Z4 $115 million in April of 2006, but a penalty of $25 million (plus legal fees) was added in August of that year, as a judge accused the company of continuing its patent violation, while hiding evidence and working to get the patents declared unenforceable. Microsoft appealed the decision, which is why the final $140 million verdict was only issued Thursday.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News