Judge Misread Patent In Microsoft Case, Fed. Circ. Hears

Law360, Washington (March 9, 2012, 3:55 PM EST) -- Research and development laboratory Walker Digital LLC on Friday told the Federal Circuit that a lower court's misinterpretation of computer processes and patent language had caused the company to lose a patent case against Microsoft Inc. over Web searches launched by a computer application.

The case centers around a Walker patent for launching a search from a computer application, like a word processor or spreadsheet program, while allowing the user to continue to work on the document.

Walker, headed by Priceline.com Inc. founder Jay S. Walker,...
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