Microsoft Faces Sanctions In Xbox Patent Spat

Law360, New York (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has lost a tool in its defense in a patent trial over technology in its Xbox gaming console, and its alleged discovery misconduct has drawn a judge's ire and threats of sanctions.

In an order issued Thursday, Judge Paul D. Borman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan told Microsoft that it will not be able to introduce 11th-hour documents in a patent trial over technology in its Xbox Live network.

The judge also said Microsoft will have to explain...
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