Microsoft Faces Attack In Cloud Computing IP Row

Law360, New York (June 25, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT) -- Salesforce.com Inc. has accused Microsoft Corp. of infringing five patents related to cloud computing, on the heels of the technology giant's suit alleging the Web-based software sales company has infringed nine software patents.

Salesforce.com targeted a host of software products that are part of Microsoft’s Windows platforms in a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

According to the suit, Microsoft knew about the patented technology and studied the patents-in-suit, but continued to sell its Microsoft .NET platform, Windows Error...
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