Judge Throws Out Patent Suit Against MicroStrategy

Law360, New York (July 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in California has thrown out the last remaining claim in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by French software maker Business Objects SA against U.S. rival MicroStrategy Inc.

The two rivals, which both make software products that allow users to query a relational database without learning the complex syntax of the query language, have been entrenched in a legal battle in courts in California, Virginia and Washington, DC.

In August 2003, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted MicroStrategy’s motion...
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