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Aussie inventor wins £260 million off Microsoft
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Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 09:18

From The Inquirer:

AN AUSSIE boffin has won more than £250 million in a patent case against Microsoft, ironically over software which is designed to stop software piracy.

Ric Richardson founded of Uniloc which patented the idea of a software registrations system that allowed software makers to create try-before-you-buy versions of their work.  Under his patent users buy the software they get a registration key that unlocks the full featured version of the software.

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