B&N’s Patent-misuse Claim Against Microsoft Thrown Out

“Barnes & Noble’s claim that Microsoft is misusing patents to undermine competition from Google’s Android operating system was thrown out by a U.S. trade judge. U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Theodore Essex rejected today Barnes & Noble’s arguments the patents should be held unenforceable, Microsoft Deputy General Counsel David Howard said in a statement. Essex’s decision is subject to review by the six-member commission, which has the power to block imports of products that violate U.S. patent rights.”


  1. 2012-02-02 7:52 am
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