October 19, 2001

Patent suit aims at XP, .Net

Author: JT Smith

MSNBC.com: "Intertrust Technologies, which makes software that protects
songs and videos from being illegally copied, said Thursday that it has added
three patents to its lawsuit against Microsoft. The new filing alleges that the
software giant's .Net framework and features of Windows XP, Office XP and
other products infringe on InterTrust technology patents. "In the early '90s, InterTrust thought about and filed patents on how you
do trust management in a distributed environment like the Internet," said Ed
Fish, president of InterTrust's MetaTrust Utility Division. "As Microsoft is now
moving into it, they're adopting that very technology, and it's important that
they respect our rights."
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