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Full Story: seattlepi.comMicrosoft and Paltalk, which owns patents for video chat technology, settled in March a lawsuit in which Paltalk accused Microsoft of infringing on two patents. New York-based Paltalk alleged Microsoft illegally used the technology in its "Halo 2" and "Halo 3" Xbox games, among others.
The two companies settled for an undisclosed amount of money after the case went to trial, allowing Microsoft to continue using the technology, according to a Paltalk news release. Paltalk's technology allows Xbox players to talk to each other over an Internet connection.