Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook Introduces Riff And Scrapbook
The White House Targets Cyber Attackers With New Sanctions Program
Uber Files Complaints Against Service Bans
Yahoo Autos Is Launching Today
GoDaddy Enters The Wall Street
Amazon Button for Instant Product Ordering
Sony To Sell Olympus Shares
Tech Industry Enjoys April Fools' Day
Active Discussions
how to copy and move data files to dvd-rw
cdrw trouble
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Microsoft to pay $9 million in patent case


A jury on Monday awarded US$8.96 million to a Guatemalan inventor who sued Microsoft Corp. for patent infringement.

The inventor, Carlos Amado, had alleged that the company infringed his patent on software for linking Microsoft's Excel and Access applications through a single spreadsheet, Microsoft spokeswoman Stacy Drake confirmed on Tuesday.

Amado filed for a patent on the technology in 1990 and approached Microsoft with it in 1992, said Amado's attorney, Vincent Belusko of Morrison & Foerster LLP. The first infringing versions of the software appeared in 1995, Belusko said. Amado had sought about $400 million in the case, filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California.

The verdict on Monday covered damages up until July 31, 2003, he said. The court now has to consider damages from August 2003 to the present, but the additional amount will probably be less than what has already been awarded, according to Belusko.

"He wanted to be validated that this was his idea, that someone took it. I think he feels validated," Belusko said.

Microsoft is reviewing the verdict and other matters related to the case and considering its next move, Drake said.

"Microsoft began developing this technology as early as 1989. It was developed by our own engineers based on our own pre-existing technology," Drake said.


Previous
Next
RazorPop Announces P2P Subscription Music Offering        All News        Intel Developer Forum To Focus On Multi-Core Platforms
RazorPop Announces P2P Subscription Music Offering     General Computing News      JPEG competitor launched

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Data Requests To Microsoft Decreased
Samsung to Bring Microsoft Services on More Devices
Microsoft Collaborates With Ford On Conected Cars
Microsoft Releases New Business Products
Microsoft To Offer Cortana To Android, iOS
Microsoft Proposes New Power Backup Specification
MWC: Microsoft Unveils The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Band Gets New Features
Internet Explorer To Support HTTP Strict Transport Security Protocol
Microsoft Buys Sunrise In A Smartphone Push
Microsoft, Samsung Settle Patent Dispute
Bill Gates Sees Future In Robots

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .