Saturday, April 30, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
HP Releases New Chromebook for Home and Office
AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics Close on Semiconductor Assembly and Test Joint Venture
Google's Pichai Sees the End of Computers
Amazon Reports Strong Quarter
Sony Reports Loss But PlayStation Keeps Performing Well
Japan Display Showcase The Latest In Display Technologies In SID DISPLAY WEEK 2016
Strong Galaxy S7 Sales Keep Samsung's Profit High
LG Posts record Q1 Profit
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 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
Microsoft Positions Windows 10 As A Platform for the Intelligence Revolution
Microsoft, Google Drop Complaints Against Each Other
Microsoft Reports Profit But Windows Business Keeps Declining
Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Data Requests
Microsoft's Edge Browser To Limit Flash Support
Toyota, Microsoft To Work Together On Connected Technologies
Build 2016: Microsoft Announces Cloud Services, Developer Tools
Microsoft's BUILD 2016 Conference Kicks Off
Microsoft Apologizes for Offensive Tweets Made By Its 'Tay' Chatbot
Microsoft Supports Yahoo Bidders
Microsoft Apologizes For "Sexy" GDC Party
Microsoft Extends Support For Intel Skylake PCs With Older Windows Versions

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .