Court reverses Microsoft patent-infringement ruling

Summary:A US federal court on reversed an earlier ruling that Microsoft's product-activation technology infringed on another company's patent, overturning a $388m verdict in the case.

A US federal court on Tuesday reversed an earlier ruling that Microsoft's product-activation technology infringed on another company's patent, overturning a $388m verdict in the case.

In a ruling on Tuesday, the court vacated the earlier decision and decided the Uniloc case in Microsoft's favor.

Microsoft initially won a summary judgment ruling, which would have ended the case in its favor, but Uniloc appealed that ruling and a federal appeals court last year ruled that the case needed to go to trial with regard to two counts.

Read more of Microsoft gets big patent verdict overturned on CNET News.

Topics: Legal, Microsoft

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