Tech, Financial Sectors Back Microsoft High Court Bid

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT) -- Google Inc., a host of heavyweight technology companies and two financial industry trade groups on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Microsoft Corp.'s case fighting a $290 million judgment for allegedly infringing an i4i LP patent related to word-processing.

In amici briefs in support of Microsoft, Google, Verizon Communications Inc., Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., HTC Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said the high court needed to step in to decide whether a company that was disputing the validity of a patent had to...
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