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Microsoft, Alacritech settle dispute

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Microsoft, Alacritech settle dispute

Microsoft on Wednesday settled a lawsuit that claimed it planned to incorporate a patented networking technology into future versions of the Windows operating system without permission.

The agreement grants Microsoft and chipmaker Broadcom access to related patents held by San Jose-based Alacritech for an unspecified fee. In exchange, Alacritech will drop all outstanding litigation against Microsoft.

Read the complete story. (Forbes)