Microsoft, Acacia Unit Settle Suit Over Tech Patent

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 2:06 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. has inked a licensing deal with a unit of Acacia Research Corp., bringing an end to ongoing litigation over a patent that covers technology related to software compilers.

Acacia announced the settlement Friday, saying the agreement would end a lawsuit filed by its Freyburger LLC unit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in February 2009.

An attorney for Microsoft on Thursday submitted a letter notifying the court that the parties had reached a resolution and that they planned to...
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