The U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. has reversed a lower court’s decision against Microsoft and ordered a new trial. Eolas and the University of California had sued Microsoft of improperly including technology in the Internet Explorer Web browser for patent infringement, in 1999. Microsoft was allowed to present the case for patent invalidation claiming that the technology in question had been prior art prior to the patent issue. Visto Corporation, global provider of secure push email, has announced it has filed a complaint against Smartner Information for the alleged infringement of five patents. Visto currently holds 22 patents in USA, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Israel. A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a claim by Tony Colida claiming patent infrigement against NEC in the design of mobile phone model 515. The judge, Richard, J, Holwell found the two designs strikingly dissimilar and stated there was no infringement. Web giant Yahoo is suing Menlo Park, Cal., startup Xfire for patent infringement. The complaint is willful infringement of a Yahoo patent on the part of Xfire.
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