Posted by Maq on December 16, 1997 at 13:35:57:

Microsoft Press Release
Microsoft is Suing Bandai
Redmond WA (AP)

Microsoft (MSFT) has announced a $54 million lawsuit against
Tomagotchi maker, Bandai. Microsoft is claiming that the
Tomagotchi, the Japanese electronic pet that's all the rage
with the kids, is an infringement of its intellectual

"Software that needs constant, even hourly attention, or
else it dies? Sounds like Windows to me", stated MSFT
spokesman Eric Longford. "This is clearly an infringement on
our technology."

Bandai refused to comment on the suit.

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