Federal Circuit Revives Business Objects' Patent Suit Vs. Microstrategy

Law360, New York (January 7, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has revived Business Objects’ patent lawsuit against rival Microstrategy after finding that a lower court erred in ruling for MicroStrategy.

The court said that the lower court incorrectly concluded that MicroStrategy's products did not infringe a Business Objects patent, according to Business Objects.

The Federal Circuit determined that Business Objects was not precluded from arguing that MicroStrategy's products were equivalent to Business Objects patent claims. Specifically, the Court noted that "Business Objects, therefore, did not narrow this...
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