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The story of Brent Townshend who is going to collect over $55m for the patent that increased modem speeds from 36K to 56K. One patent that proved very worthwhile. Wonder what is bill for legal costs came to? InfoWorld: Analog Devices settles lawsuit over modem technology: December 02, 2003: By : Telecommunications: “lawsuit over modem technology

Analog Devices to license the patented dial-up modem technology

By Tom Krazit, IDG News ServiceDecember 02, 2003

A California inventor of a standard for dial-up modem technology has settled a patent infringement lawsuit with Analog Devices Inc. over charges that the company was improperly using patented technology”