Fed. Circ. Seeks Written Proof In Microsoft IP Spat

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 5:52 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday heard an inventor make his case that his source code patents, which were allegedly infringed by the spell- and grammar-checking features of Microsoft Corp.'s Word software, contained a written description that could stand up.

Representing himself, Martin G. Reiffin told a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that Microsoft's last “untenable” motion for summary judgment on his infringement claims was motivated by the fact that the company had no prior art as evidence.

The panel,...
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