The 10 Biggest Fines Paid by Tech Companies

8. Microsoft Ordered to Pay $200 Million

Patent holding company VirnetX claimed that Microsoft used two of its patents in Windows and Office products, and successfully sued Gates and Co. for $200 million in 2010. The jury originally awarded them with $105 million, but VirnetX pushed on and got another $95 million out of it. Don't worry, you'll be hearing about VirnetX again soon.

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