Patent Litigation: The Sport Of Kings, And Microsoft

Law360, New York (December 7, 2009, 12:31 PM EST) -- $300,000,000. That’s a lot of zeroes. It’s also about the size of the stakes in i4i Limited Partnership v. Microsoft Corp., a patent infringement case filed in March 2007, now in the final stages of appeal after a $290 million judgment in August 2009 against Microsoft.

To put $290 million in context for mere mortals like me, informal Web surfing suggests that a tightly-packed stack of new $100 bills totaling $1 million dollars would be about four feet high. If that trivia and my simple math...
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