Inventor Drops Patent Suit Against Microsoft Over Zune

Law360, New York (June 17, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT) -- An inventor has dropped a patent infringement suit accusing Microsoft Corp. of stealing an idea for a radio downloading feature to be used with the technology giant's Zune MP3 player.

Yavitz LLC, owned by inventor Edward Yavitz, filed a stipulation of dismissal Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Further details on the dismissal were not available, and attorneys for Yavitz could not immediately be reached for comment. The parties were on the eve of preparing claims construction when...
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