Microsoft, Datel Play Nice Over Memory Units; Settle Out of Court

Datel was, shall we say, mildly agitated when an Xbox 360 firmware update rendered their memory units obsolete. It was enough to take Microsoft to court over, mostly because it was Datel’s business model on the line. Microsoft played dirty claiming a controller created by the third-party infringed on Microsoft’s patents.

The case began in late 2009 before heading into courts in mid-2010. As of December 30th, 2011, the case is officially closed to which Microsoft states is, “to the satisfaction of both parties.” Since memory units are no longer even functional on the new Xbox 360 Slim (phased out by USB thumbsticks), it’s a wonder what that amicable agreement was. Datel has yet to issue a statement.