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."
April 27, 2001