The battle in the courts move on, and this time Macromedia scores.
Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR – News) today announced that a jury ruled in its favor in a counterclaims suit against Adobe Systems. The verdict included a damage award of $4.9 million. Macromedia intends to ask the court to issue an injunction to stop Adobe’s infringement, and also intends to appeal the verdict in the initial Adobe case.
“The score is now Adobe one, Macromedia one, customers zero,” said Rob Burgess, chairman and CEO, Macromedia. “Macromedia is absolutely committed to defending the right to innovate.”
I would have to agree with Rob, the customers does not benifit from Adobe and Macromedia waisting time and money in the courts over patent claims.