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[News] Microsoft Sued for Patent Infringement Its Wanted so Much

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Sued for Patent Infringement Its Wanted so Much
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2009 13:21:22 +0000
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Live By The Patent, Get Sued By The Patent

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| Brian writes in to let us know that a 
| patent holding firm, with a long history 
| of suing a bunch of big name tech firms is 
| now suing Microsoft as well, claiming that 
| every copy of Vista, Windows 7, and 
| Windows Server 2008 violate its patent 
| 6629163 on "Demultiplexing a First 
| Sequence of Packet Components to Identify 
| Specific Components Wherein Subsequent 
| Components are Processed without Re-
| Identifying Components."


Microsoft sued in patent spat

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| Founded in 2000 by Robert Handsaker and 
| Gregory Rasin, Belmont, Mass.-based 
| NetView Technologies Inc. is a business-
| software maker whose flagship product is a 
| product designed to manage employee 
| incentives by tracking sales, sales quotas 
| and compensation. The companyâs software 
| uses Microsoftâs widely popular Excel 
| spreadsheet product.


NetView files IP suit against Microsoft

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| A Belmont software company has filed suit 
| today in U.S. District Court in Boston 
| against Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), 
| claiming the Redmond, Wash.-based software 
| giant infringed its patent on a business 
| method for extracting data from 
| spreadsheets.



Apple sued for lack of originality

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| APPLE HAS BEEN SLAPPED with another lack of
| originality lawsuit, this time over its
| QuickTime movie player.
| Emblaze, which is a group of technology
| companies, claims that it owns a patent that
| describes a system for streaming media and
| that Quicktime infringes it.

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