Microsoft Must Pay $1.3 Billion For MP3 Infringement

A San Diego court made the judgment after a company contended the computer company had infringed on a patent for MP3 technology. “Companies have long been worried that there are patents out there that they may not know about that someone could bring back and sue them over, over some kind of foundational technology that everybody uses,” Urban said. “Microsoft has had that worry made real to them to the tune of $1.52 billion.”