April 27, 2001

Microsoft sued over patent infringement

Author: JT Smith

The Associated Press reports that a California digital rights management
company filed a lawsuit Thursday against Microsoft Corp., claiming patent infringement. "InterTrust Technologies Corp., a Santa Clara-based provider of software and services to help businesses protect their
content over the Internet, filed the suit in federal court in San Jose. The five-page lawsuit alleges that Microsoft's digital
rights management software being distributed to the public through its Windows Media Player program violates a patent that
was issued to InterTrust on Feb. 6."
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