Microsoft Settles With Alacritech Over Patents For Windows Technology

Law360, New York (July 14, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft has settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a small data-networking company after a preliminary injunction threatened to derail the release of the next version of the Windows operating system.

The settlement agreement was penned after Alacritech won a preliminary injunction in April that temporarily blocked Microsoft from incorporating Alacritech's patented networking interface into new versions of Windows Server 2003 and Longhorn, the next version of Windows.

The companies did not disclose the financial details of the settlement or the fees Microsoft agreed to pay...
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