Fed. Circ. Affirms Judge Presiding Over Microsoft Case

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a district judge did not have to recuse himself from a digital security provider’s patent infringement case against Microsoft Corp. after the court hired an unpaid judicial intern with connections to the software company.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld the Rhode Island judge’s decision to continue to oversee Uniloc Inc.’s suit alleging Microsoft infringed its patent for software registration system technology, but ruled 2-1 that the judge erred by granting summary judgment...
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