Thursday, December 15, 2005

Microsoft Back in Court. The AP reports that "Microsoft Sued Over Patent Infringements." From the article:
The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages and a permanent injunction to stop the infringement, was filed late Wednesday - the same day Visto announced that NTP Inc. had acquired an equity stake in the startup and signed a patent licensing deal.

Visto's allegations against Microsoft and its Windows Mobile 5.0 are similar to NTP's against Research In Motion Ltd., which now faces the possible shutdown of its popular BlackBerry messaging service in the United States.

Reuters has more on the case here. Finally, after noting that Visto is a competitor of RIM, the AP reports on other possible effects of the case in "RIM Pressured to Settle BlackBerry Case." From the article: "James H. Wallace Jr., an attorney for NTP, says he plans to argue in federal court in Virginia that these deals show there are available options for customers in the event of an injunction against RIM."

In other Microsoft news, Reuters reports that "Microsoft files 10 lawsuits over software pirating." The AP also reports on Microsoft's suits in "Microsoft Files Breach-Of-Contract Suits." From the article: "Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it had filed its first-ever breach-of-contract lawsuits against several members of a software subscription service."

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