Microsoft Ducks IP Claims Over Pre-2004 Windows Systems

Law360, Los Angeles (March 29, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Friday ruled that pre-2004 versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system do not infringe a slew of patents held by St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants Inc. relating to power savings and management, saying St. Clair hadn’t provided evidence to support its claims. 

U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark granted a motion for summary judgment by Microsoft and others that versions of Windows released before 2004 don’t violate four of St. Clair’s patents, saying St. Clair hadn’t refuted Microsoft’s evidence of noninfringement...
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