Paltalk sues Microsoft over Live

September 14, 2006

Say what? A strange little company from up North is suing Microsoft alleging patent infringement. The company holds 2 patents related to group messanging and even though Live has been online for 4 years now, they are just getting around to defending those patents. They have lost in the tens of millions of dollars according to documents filed in an East Texas court today.

This is an obvious attempt to file a ludicrous suit in a known court that has a higher than average number of guilty cases by a company that is obviously grabbing at straws to make a quick buck. In the event that this is not throw out, which I expect, and that Paltalk wins, which I doubt, I can see a nice settlement from Microsoft to keep Live running.

Source: [url=]Ars[/url]