Microsoft settles with Be

Microsoft is to pay former operating system vendor Be Inc. more than $23 million to settle an anti-trust lawsuit that was filed in February 2002.

Microsoft is to pay former operating system vendor Be Inc. more than $23 million to settle an anti-trust lawsuit that was filed by Be Inc. in February 2002.

Be Inc. will receive a payment of $23,250,000 from Microsoft, after attorney’s fees, to end further litigation. Microsoft issued a short statement in which it admitted no wrongdoing. All other terms of the settlement remained confidential.

In May this year, Microsoft and AOL Time Warner settled their anti-trust issues over internet browser technology when Microsoft agreed to pay AOL Time Warner $750 million.

And then in August, Microsoft was ordered to pay $512 million to Eolas Technologies after a jury in Chicago ruled that its Internet Explorer web browser infringed Eolas Technologies’ patent. Microsoft intends to take that ruling to the US Circuit Court of Appeals.

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