Archive for April, 2009

More on the Microsoft vs. TomTom Suit

As discussed here, there’s been a settlement in the Microsoft vs. TomTom patent suit. Here’s the story. TomTom fought back against Microsoft by joining the Open Invention Network, “an intellectual property company formed to promote Linux by using patents to create a collaborative ecosystem,” and filing a countersuit against Microsoft. OIN includes companies such as Sony, RedHat, Novell, and IBM. With the support of OIN and the Software Freedom Law Center, TomTom argued that MS had violated four of its patentss. In a settlement with MS, TomTom paid MS some money and agreed to remove two functions from its product over the next two years. Read the rest of this entry »

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