Microsoft, Datel Make Peace In Xbox IP, Antitrust Row

By Roxanne Palmer (January 4, 2012, 8:02 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. and Datel Design & Development Inc. on Friday settled their patent and antitrust battle over video game controllers and accessories for Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game system.

The companies filed stipulations in California and Washington federal courts asking the judges to dismiss their respective cases. Further details on the settlement were not immediately available.

"The parties have entered into a confidential settlement to the satisfaction of both parties," a Microsoft spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Datel sued Microsoft in California federal court in November 2009, accusing the technology giant of violating federal antitrust law by introducing an update for its Xbox...

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