Microsoft Gets Veritas' Infringement Claim Tossed

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has granted Microsoft's motion for summary judgment in a patent case involving a Symantec Corp. subsidiary, declaring the patent at issue invalid and ruling the Microsoft did not infringe on it.

Judge John Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted summary judgment Wednesday, and accepted the report and recommendations issued earlier this year by a special master.

Among other allegations, the case involves claims that Microsoft infringed Patent Number 5,469,573, for a type of data storage technology,...
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