Adobe vs Macromedia

A while back, Adobe sued Macromedia for patent infringement. Adobe had a software patent on customizable tabbed palettes. Macromedia responded by countersuing Adobe for using some stuff they had patented, including blended colors and visual editing of waveforms. Adobe won their lawsuit, and got a judgement of $2.4m. Bet they thought they were pretty smart, huh? Well today, Macromedia won the countersuit, and got a judgement of $4.9m. Bwahaha. Macromedia’s Fireworks quickly surpassed PhotoShop for creation of web graphics.