Microsoft and Dell await verdict on patent claim

,----[ Quote ]
| The patents were owned by Lucent Technologies Inc, which Alcatel SA acquired
| in 2006. Lucent sued in 2002 claiming infringement of patents for
| computer-video coding used in digital television, DVDs and video games, a
| method for entering data on computer forms, and the use of a stylus.

Avistar baffled over Microsoft patent fight

,----[ Quote ]
| So far, four of Microsoft’s requests have been rejected by the US Patent
| Trademark Office (USPTO) on procedural grounds. If all procedural flaws are
| corrected, the USPTO has approximately two months to decide whether or not to
| grant the requests and hold a full formal re-examination.
| Tony Rodde, president of Avistar, said: “Avistar has a lot of questions about
| why Microsoft might be doing this, because some of these patents have nothing
| to do with Microsoft’s technology or business.”


Microsoft is rejected on patents case

,----[ Quote ]
| An appeals court on Friday rejected Microsoft Corp.'s challenge to a $142
| million trial loss over patents on a way to prevent software piracy.

Timeline wins $5M from Microsoft in patent settlement

,----[ Quote
| According to Timeline's SEC filing last week, Microsoft agreed to pay
| Timeline $5 million within 14 days as part of the settlement. Timeline, which
| describes itself as a "company ... solely focused on commercializing its
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| patent portfolio," had sued the Redmond computer giant and its subsidiary
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| ProClarity Corp. for patent infringement.

Visto Wins $7.7 Million in Damages

,----[ Quote ]
| Besides Seven Networks, Redwood Shores-based Visto has sued rival
| Good Technology Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Research In Motion Ltd.,
| the maker of the ubiquitous BlackBerry device that helps keep
| workers connected to their jobs even when they are out of the office.