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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Topic: Notable Opinions

 http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_V/threadview?m=tm&bn=33693&tid=28048&mid=28048&tof=8&rt=1&frt=2&off=1

(By narbytoes - replying to basher Al) Re: nothing is (royalty) FREE....... 

"Number of Partners in the Microsoft Partner Program: 360,000 
Number of Partners Affiliated with Microsoft: over 640,000 
Number of Partner Companies in the World: 1.3 million 
Percentage of Microsoft Revenue Stemming from Partners: 95 percent 

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wwpc/ 


I dont recall these players being mentioned in your analysis of the license agreement. Why is that? 
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Are you suggesting VCSY licensed the patent and subsequent/associated software to 1.3 million companies in a single fee? Interesting 
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"Percentage of Microsoft Revenue Stemming from Partners: 95 percent" 

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wwpc/ 


Wow,....I wonder if the agreement only covered in house use....roughly five percent of Microsoft's revenue. Theres really nothing in the statement to indicate otherwise. Thats pretty cheap cosidering what five percent amounts to...but then I wonder what 95 percent amounts to? 

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We must assume 1.3 million companies would not have to pay 2.9 million. 

1 300 000 x 2 900 000 = 3 770 000 000 000. 

What is a sublicense worth.....now I'm just playing around, mind you,...but microsoft provides indemnity to its partners regarding IP...so whats a reasonble sublicense fee to cover their arse. How bout 1500 dollars per company. If they all subscribe...1500 dollars? 

1.3 million x 1500 = one billion nine hundred fifty million 


Probably pie in the sky....but it has nothing to do with whatever discussion may otherwise occur about royalties. A sublicence is not a royalty. Is it? 

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As far as royalties go...It seems reasonable VCSY would rather receive a percentage of the revenue from the developed use by the 1.3 million companies who partner with Microsoft...only a fraction of that revenue goes to Microsoft. That prospect would not be projected or reported in the civil settlement with Microsoft. This may or may not be the case...if it is ...it may also apply to the agreement with InFinitek... 


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http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_V/threadview?m=tm&bn=33693&tid=28048&mid=28048&tof=8&rt=1&frt=2&off=1


Posted by Portuno Diamo at 11:31 AM EST
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