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Microsoft and Datel finally make nice, settle out of court


After a protracted court battle involving lawsuits on both sides of the fence, Microsoft and Datel have finally settled their differences and moved on. Bloomberg reports that a December 30 court filing outs a settlement between the two -- a settlement that Microsoft spokesperson Kevin Kutz describes as "to the satisfaction of both parties," without getting any more specific.

Datel's suit against Microsoft claimed the console manufacturer was in breach of antitrust laws in updating its firmware to lock out Datel devices. Microsoft denied the claims and fought back with its own lawsuit against Datel, claiming patent infringement over a third-party controller created by Datel that was said to too closely resemble the official 360 controller. Datel had yet to respond to request for comment as of publishing.

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