Microsoft Faces Patent Suit Over Silverlight Software

Law360, New York (July 07, 2008, 12:00 AM ET) -- Video software developer Gotuit Media Corp. has hit Microsoft Corp. with a patent infringement suit over multimedia software that allows users to customize videos they watch online.

In a suit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Gotuit claims that Microsoft's Silverlight application infringes three of Gotuit's patents for making videos searchable on the Internet.

Gotuit's technology uses metadata to tag certain scenes in a video in order to make the video easier to search. “Silverlight, like Gotuit's patented technology...
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