Vringo Unit Takes On Microsoft Over Search Engine Patents

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 7:24 PM EST) -- Fresh off a $30 million win against Google Inc., a unit of mobile technology company Vringo Inc. targeted Microsoft Corp. in New York federal court Thursday over two patents related to relevance filtering technology used by search engines to place top advertisements.

Vringo unit I/P Engine Inc. claims Microsoft knowingly infringed the two patents linked to the technology, which was co-invented by Andrew Lang, its chief technology officer, and Vringo technology adviser Donald Kosak.

The patents relate to search engine systems and methods using the technology,...
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