Microsoft Settles Online Music Sale Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 23, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has become the first defendant to strike a deal to exit Sharing Sound LLC's patent enforcement lawsuit against Apple Inc., Sony Electronics Inc. and others over a system for online distribution of music.

Judge David Folsom signed off on the parties' motion for dismissal in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday. The motion was filed Tuesday.

Attorneys for Microsoft did not immediately return calls seeking comment, nor did counsel for Sharing Sound. The details of the settlement were...
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