In Flip-Flop, USPTO Upholds Microsoft FAT Patents

Law360, New York (January 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has upheld two Microsoft patents covering technology for saving computer files using longer names, marking a victory for the software company’s much challenged file saving system.

The USPTO decision is a significant reversal of a decision made by patent examiners in October, in which the two patents were rejected.

“Microsoft is very pleased with the decision from the USPTO to uphold the validity of our FAT File System patents,” said David Kaefer, Director of Business Development and IP Licensing for...
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