Microsoft and PalTalk settle $90 million lawsuit early

By Stephany Nunneley
14 March 2009 14:00 GMT


Microsoft has settled the $90 million patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by PalTalk.

PalTalk claimed it owned rights to “interactive applications over multiple computers,” and said that Microsoft infringed upon these via Xbox 360 and Halo multiplayer.

The trial, which started Monday, ended early when both parties agreed on an undisclosed sum.

This figure ranges anywhere from the $200,000 that PalTalk originally paid for the patents, to the $90 million it filed against Microsoft.

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