NetView Targets Microsoft SharePoint In Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 7, 2009, 2:26 PM EST) -- Software company NetView Technologies Inc. has accused technology giant Microsoft Corp. of infringing a patent related to organizing spreadsheet information.

In a suit lodged Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Belmont, Mass.-based NetView claims Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 infringes U.S. Patent Number 7,251,776, titled “System and method for efficiently and flexibly utilizing spreadsheet information" and issued in 2007.

The patent “relates to utilizing a spreadsheet by defining a parameter external to the spreadsheet and associating the parameter with the spreadsheet...
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