How could I not know that this was going on? I own this stock, so I guess I should follow it more closely.
Microsoft argued in court that crucial phrases in InterTrust's patents were too vague to be enforceable, and that others required such narrow interpretation that they would have been hard for Microsoft to infringe. But in her July 3 ruling, an Oakland judge resolved 33 of 33 disputed issues against Microsoft and rebuked the company's lawyers for wasting her time by promising proof that never materialized—legal vaporware, in essence.
I'll have to look back at the annual report, because information like this should have been in there, and I don't remember reading anything about it.