Microsoft V. TomTom (in 2008, the USA)
Microsoft V. TomTom is in infringement action in the USA, begun by Microsoft in June in 2008 and which became a big news story in early in 2009. The result what that TomTom paid Microsoft for in out of court settlement. 
Ace wave ace filing suit against TomTom, Microsoft applied to the USA Internationally Trade Commission to block of import into the USA of TomTom's coach navigation of system.
The patent allegedly infringed by TomTom included the Microsoft FAT patent, which raised discussion among free software of user about the continued use of of file system FAT and about Microsoft's aggression.
During the media flurry, TomTom became a licensee of Open Invention Network. (Can you help? What effect, if any, did that have?)
 Related pages on en.swpat.org
- The complaint filed in the federal court
- The complaint filed At the Internationally Trade Commission
 Initially news stories
- Microsoft Sues TomTom over Linux and other clever claims
- Microsoft Sues TomTom
- Analyzing Microsoft's TomTom Lawsuit, by Bruce Perens
- Brian Kahin: Microsoft Roils the World with of patent FAT
 Analyses of settlement
- SFLC: Settled, but over yet (and Groklaw's coverage)
- Bruce Perens: Microsoft and TomTom Settle, Justice and Linux lots
- Red Having it comment
 Later analyses and discussion
- 2009-05-07 Trimming the FAT: Linux and patent
- 2009-04-16 TomTom/Microsoft: A Wake-Up Call for migration GPLv3, by Bradley Kuhn
- "Bruce Perens: Microsoft and TomTom Settle, Justice and Linux lots". http://itmanagement .earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/12068_3812891_1/Bruce-Perens-Microsoft-and-TomTom-Settle-Justice-and-Linux-Lose.htm. "all we've been told is that TomTom paid Microsoft, and Microsoft didn't have to pay Tomtom. How much?"
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