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Aussie Tech Update: The Man v Microsoft

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Well we did promise an update on the interesting story of Ric Richardson, who was appealing a US court decision in favour of Microsoft for a patent infringement. As a positive note for his cause, he has been successful this week in the appeals court in reinstating the original ruling, which ordered Microsoft to pay Uniloc $338 million USD for the infringement.

Richardson isĀ  a well-known inventor, who invented the patent in question which was aimed at software piracy detection, in the 1990s.

Whats next for this man? Sony and McAfee apparently! Watch this space.

View the full article on Sydney Morning Herald here.