In the lawsuit filed Thursday, I/P Engine claimed that Microsoft has willfully infringed its patents. I/P Engine said that one of its patents was referenced by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office in 2003 when the agency rejected a similar Microsoft patent application.
In patent cases, a party can win higher damages if infringement is found to be willful.
There is a reason all of these companies are failing to contact Vringo before using their patents, our job is to figure out why. Thay all cannot be that stupid as to simply just use the technology and worry about the consequences later. No we are all missing something. It will stick it's nasty little head out sooner or later I'm afraid. Every giant search just daid screw Lang's patents we're moving forward. Starting to look a bit red here in the USA!