Company Seeks $90 Million From Microsoft/Halo Online


Apparently unaware of Halo 2 back when it launched, PalTalk Holdings has begun a lawsuit against Microsoft stating that Halo used their technology for “ways to control interactive applications over multiple computers.” While that seems sort of vague, it turns out Microsoft did in fact speak to PalTalk over their technology, but chose to go with another company. However, the patent in question refers to dial-up, not broadband.

Even if Microsoft lost the case, they were quick to point out to a jury that the patent is only worth $200,000, not the $90 million in question. This one reeks of patent chasing on ever level.