Tuesday, November 30, 2010

High court to review Microsoft patent case - The Boston Globe

A milestone patent case heads to the US Supreme Court

Microsoft, fighting a verdict won by closely held I4i LP, says the federal appeals court that handles patent cases is making it too hard for those accused of infringement to argue that a patent never should have been issued and is invalid.

The world’s largest software maker has support in its appeal from more than a dozen publicly traded companies, including Apple Inc. and Google Inc. Apple told the justices that the patent system “is tilting out of balance,’’ giving disproportionate power to people who secure patents of questionable legitimacy.

High court to review Microsoft patent case - The Boston Globe

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