Master's Claim Construction Adopted In Xbox IP Spat

Law360, New York (June 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On the eve of a patent trial over technology used in Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox gaming console, a federal judge has adopted a special master's report and recommendation for the disputed claim construction of a patented device that allows players to talk to each other while playing a video game from different locations.

Although Judge Paul D. Borman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Monday granted Microsoft's motion for the contested claim construction for one of the patents-in-suit, he also backed...
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