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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Sues Competition Using Patents

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Sues Competition Using Patents
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 07:26:41 +0100
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Microsoft sues Datel for patent infringement on gamepads 

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| Microsoft has filed suit (PDF) in a 
| Seattle court and with the ITC against 
| British gaming accessories maker Datel for 
| patent infringement. Redmond claims the 
| peripheral company stole various design 
| patents from the Xbox 360 controller.
| At first glance, Datel's $30 TurboFire and 
| $50 WildFire controllers obviously bear 
| much resemblance to Microsoft's Xbox 360 
| gamepad, though minor aesthetics do vary. 
| To be fair, plenty of other companies have 
| similar clones, but they must have more 
| than just trivial differences. 


Microsoft Launches Legal Battle Against UK-based Datel


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Microsoft Sues Datel Over Game Controllers


Microsoft Sues U.K.-Based Control Pad Company


Microsoft Suing Datel For Copying Controller Design


Microsoft sues Datel for allegedly copying Xbox gamepads


Microsoft sues UK company over Xbox 360 controller


Microsoft suing Datel over controller design


Microsoft v Datel â MS looking for scraps off the table?

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| Why should you invent anything when you 
| can merely patent the idea and then wheel 
| out your portfolio when you think the time 
| is right?  Readers to Openbytes may 
| remember Microsoftâs holodeck which was 
| reported here and now it seems Datel is 
| next in line for an âattack of the dronesâ 
| albeit Microsoft legal.
| Datel is apparently infringing the 
| following patents, D521,015, D522,011, 
| D547,763, D581,422, D563,480, and D565,688 
| but in a nutshell its about Datelâs 
| controller looking like Microsoftâs. â Is 
| this an example of Microsoft settling for 
| scraps off the floor because of the 
| increase in popularity to alternatives of 
| most of its product base? â If so I think 
| we can expect more âspitefulâ behaviour as 
| Microsoft canât be best pleased that they 
| lost the  appeal in the i4i case.



Microsoft and Apple stole our technology

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| Emblaze, whose companies include Magic
| Software and Matrix IT, said that the
| Vole's IIS Smooth Streaming system and
| Apple's HTTP Live Streaming application use
| its technology.


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