Some recent software patent settlements:
Eolas Technologies Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation $521 million
This patent case centered on a feature that supports embedded links in Internet Explorer.
University of California v. Microsoft $30.4 million
This patent case also centered on technology in Internet Explorer.
Creative Technologies v. Apple Inc. $100 million
This patent case centered on the menu system used in the iPod music player.
Contois Music Technology v. Apple Inc.
This patent case also centered on the user interface of the iPod.
NTP v. Research in Motion
A substantial patent case over real-time email updates on the Blackberry smart phones.