Microsoft Asks ITC To End Game Controller Probe

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. on Monday dropped its patent infringement claims over Datel Holdings Ltd.'s video game controllers after the British company said it had stopped importing the products into the U.S. amid a broader patent and antitrust battle between the two companies.

The Redmond, Wash.-based technology giant asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to nix its eight-month-old probe into Datel and its Clearwater, Fla.-based U.S. subsidiary Datel Design and Development Inc. Datel claims it has redesigned its Xbox 360 controllers and stopped selling the version that Microsoft...
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