Burst.com, RealNetworks Settle Patent Spat

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- RealNetworks Inc. and Burst.com Inc. have reached a settlement pact in a suit involving patents that Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. licensed from Burst for a total of $70 million in two separate settlements.

Under the deal, RealNetworks will pay Burst $533,500 in exchange for a license to a subset of the Burst patents, Burst said Thursday. The deal settles “all differences” between Burst and RealNetworks, Burst added.

Burst accused Microsoft and Apple of infringing some of the same patents at issue in the RealNetworks spat,...
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