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U.K. Company Sues Microsoft, Apple Over Automatic Download Patents

Law360 (July 20, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A London-based intellectual property licensing company has sued Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp. over patents for automatic software updates.

BTG International, along with Teleshuttle Corp. and Teleshuttle Technologies LLC, filed two separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California.

One suit charges Apple and Microsoft with incorporating patented technology in their Windows and OS X operating systems.

The suit asks for unspecified damages for past infringing activity and an injunction against future use of the technology.

A second, separate, suit alleges...
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